Come back and clean up your mess in DePue, IL!
  • Petitioned ExxonMobil and CBS Viacom

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ExxonMobil and CBS Viacom
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Come back and clean up your mess in DePue, IL!

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      Cleanup DePue

Support the cleanup of DePue, including full restoration of Lake DePue, removal of the slag pile and other hazardous substances from the plant operation’s site and the entire DePue community.

Watch a video explaining the problem at www.CleanupDePue.org

Seventeen years ago, the community of DePue, IL and Lake DePue were named Superfund sites by the Environmental Protection Agency due to the high levels of pollutants, such as zinc, lead, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and mercury. These contaminants were caused by the smelting of metals for the automotive and appliance industries, chiefly by companies ultimately owned by ExxonMobil and CBS/Viacom Corp. The village of DePue has yet to be cleaned up by parties responsible and the well-being of DePue’s residents and ecosystem is therefore in constant jeopardy.

Help us gather 1,838 signatures, one for each resident of DePue!

Visit www.CleanupDePue.org to learn more.

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    1. Reached 750 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Haywood GRANVILLE, IL
      • 9 months ago

      This was my hometown where I grew up; it was a vibrant & wonderful town--now it is a toxic dump which has caused many citizens to experience various forms of cancer, MS, & other illnesses caused by the toxic environment.

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    • JIMMY CAVANESS DEPUE, IL
      • 9 months ago

      TO MAKE TOWN MORE APPEALING TO OTHERS FOR GROWTH

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    • Dick Todd PRINCETON, IL
      • 9 months ago

      The town should not be made to suffer for a companies cleanup responsibilities.

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    • Deborah Pool ANNAWAN, IL
      • 9 months ago

      I live in Illinois, plus I am a health coach and I know how this affects the health of the residents in DePue!

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    • Darrell Blobaum DIXON, IL
      • 11 months ago

      A person or business that makes a dangerous mess should clean it up.

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