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Petitioning Environmental Protection Agency Rafael P. Gonzalez

Oppose the Clinton Landfill proposed expansion above the Mahomet Aquifer

Let the Environmental Protection Agency know that the proposed expansion of the Clinton Landfill to include PCB"s (Polyclorinated Biphenyls) over the Mahomet aquifer is not wanted. The aquifer is run by Illinois American Water, and many residents in East Central Illinois get their water supply from this source. PCB's were banned by the United States in 1979 due to the toxicity of the chemicals. As a result, any company that wishes to dispose of PCB's has to get special permission from the EPA in order to store them. Water sources known to be contaminated by PCB's have shown negative impacts on the fish supply. PCB's also pose a health hazard to human beings. City officials, including Champaign Mayor Don Gerard, have protested this expansion, and I'm asking you to join in this protest, and to let your voice be heard.

 

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