Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

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    October 19, 2010

    EPA: Factory Explosion in Venice Caused "Significant Environmental Concern"

    The red circle shows Magnesium Elektron's facility on the border of Venice and Madison in a residential area. ‚ÄčThe residents of Venice, Illinois, claim that the massive factory on the north side of their town, across the river from St. Louis on State Route 3, has been poisoning them for decades. N ... More >>

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    January 16, 2008

    Sacred Garbage?

    Native Americans trash plans to expand a sprawling Illinois landfill.

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    January 21, 2004

    Gob Story

    Exxon pulled out of its Clinton County coal mine nearly a decade ago. Locals still live with the mess.

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    January 14, 2004

    Funky Town

    Smokestacks, strip joints and a seriously solid tax base: Welcome to Sauget, Illinois

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    April 23, 2003

    Fueled by Fear

    Refineries stuck Hartford with a toxic pool of gasoline that just won't go away. Homes burn and residents get sick, but nobody's helping.

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    July 4, 2001

    "You Don't Just Grouch"

    Helen Hudlin saw the blight in her East St. Louis neighborhood and "just got busy"

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    December 20, 2000

    Trash Talk

    From the top of Mount Milam to the depths of the Pit with the people who take out St. Louis' garbage