Illinois EPA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois EPA holds public meetings in Roxana to discuss oil refinery contamination http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-epa-holds-public-meetings-roxana-discuss-oil-refinery-contamination <p>The Illinois EPA held public meetings in Roxana on Tuesday to discuss what Shell Oil is doing to address historic contamination from the Wood River Refinery.</p><p>A consultant for Shell has found high levels of cancer-causing benzene and other toxic petroleum products in Roxana&rsquo;s groundwater.</p><p>Chris Cahnovsky of the Illinois EPA says toxic, potentially explosive vapors have also been detected in the soils under several homes.</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:52:56 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 1472 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois EPA holds public meetings in Roxana to discuss oil refinery contamination IEPA in Metro East to clean up tire dumps http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/iepa-metro-east-clean-tire-dumps <p>A <a href="http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/tires/">yearly effort</a> by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to clean up discarded tires is underway in the Metro East.</p><p>Front loaders were hard at work at a city-owned lot in East St. Louis Wednesday afternoon dropping tires into tractor trailers. The contractors, which will haul away the old tires to be reused, are funded with a fee that customers pay on new tires.</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 21:58:32 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 890 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org IEPA in Metro East to clean up tire dumps Illinois EPA helping Metro East's Washington Park clean up illegal dumping site http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-epa-helping-metro-easts-washington-park-clean-illegal-dumping-site <p>The <a href="http://www.epa.state.il.us/">Illinois EPA</a> is helping the Metro East village of<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=Washington+Park,+IL&amp;sll=38.699838,-90.177424&amp;sspn=0.799535,1.783905&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Washington+Park,+St+Clair,+Illinois&amp;t=h&amp;z=14"> Washington Park</a> clean up an illegal dumping site this week.</p><p>The area an estimated 100 tons of trash, and the clean-up is expected to take three to five days.<br> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:33:19 +0000 Maria Altman 177 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois EPA helping Metro East's Washington Park clean up illegal dumping site