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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2001

Grants Awarded to Counties for Landfill Inspection and Illegal Dumping Investigations

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced that 16 Illinois counties have been awarded Solid Waste Enforcement Grants by the Illinois EPA to enable them to conduct inspections of landfills, compost sites and transfer stations and for investigations and enforcement activities at solid waste disposal sites and illegal dumps.

"County officials are closer to these facilities so they can respond more quickly to any problems that may arise. The solid waste grants provide the necessary resources to ensure compliance of disposal facilities, clean up of open dumps and documentation of enforcement-related actions," Governor Ryan said.

The following counties have been delegated the authority to inspect facilities on behalf of the Illinois EPA. In addition, the Vermilion County Health Department, the Perry County Health Department and the Ambraw Valley Solid Waste Agency have been delegated the authority to inspect disposal facilities, although they did not receive grants.

The grant recipients and amounts each received are:
Christian County Solid Waste Management Department $49,161
DuPage County Solid Waste Division$48,743
Jackson County Health Department$30,142
Kankakee County Health Department$22,453
Lake County Health Departmen$49,984
LaSalle County Department of Environmental Services and Land Use$32,671
Macon County Solid Waste Management Department$37,811
Madison County Building, Zoning and Environmental Department$68,762
McHenry County Health Department$30,328
Montgomery County Coordinated Services Office$24,226
Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department$20,793
Sangamon County Department of Public Health$53,072
St. Clair County Health Department$68,750
Tazewell County Health Department$53,348
Wayne County Health Department $26,703
Will County Land Use Department, Waste Services Division$63,568


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