CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision not to issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste at the Clinton Landfill:
“The U.S. EPA did the right thing today for nearly 800,000 central Illinois residents by affirming that hazardous wastes have no place near our precious drinking water. Along with the residents of central Illinois, our state, local and federal government all now agree – we must protect the Mahomet Aquifer from the dangers of PCBs.
“The Illinois EPA’s permit modification allowed the federal government to put a stop to any potential PCB disposal at the Clinton Landfill. This measure will protect our health and our environment for years to come.”