The former Velsicol plant site is surrounded by several community blocks where people still live.
Originally the EPA thought the contamination from the plant could be contained within the borders of the site. However, years after the initial cleanup, EPA officials determined this wasn’t the case. Continue reading →
The state Department of Environmental Quality has proposed new clean air rules. The DEQ said they will allow regulators to focus more attention on the most toxic substances.
The environmental agency currently has a list of more than 12-hundred substances that trigger an automatic review when they’re mentioned as part of an application for a smokestack permit. The new, shorter list would have closer to 750. Karen Tommasulo is with the DEQ. Continue reading →
A member of the public sports a “No Fracking” sticker on her clothes as she testifies before a panel of environmental regulators.
State environmental regulators will put the finishing touches on new rules regarding “fracking” now that public hearings have wrapped up. They expect to have the new rules adopted by the end of the year. But the state’s rules may not be the final word on the controversial drilling process
“Fracking” is a drilling method that pushes water and chemicals into wells to force out oil and gas deposits. Continue reading →