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DePue Mayor Wants Action On Superfund Site

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2010

The village of DePue wants Attorney General Lisa Madigan to help get pollution cleaned up in and around Lake DePue.

Mayor Eric Bryant wants Madigan to investigate the conduct of a project manager with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  Bryant claims the IEPA has dragged out implementation of a plan to clean up pollution at the lake for 15 years, doing little to make owners of the contaminated sites clean things up.  A study was done in 1992 that first identified elevated levels of metals like zinc, lead and arsenic. 

Bryant says contamination and silt in Lake DePue has negatively impacted fishing and boating and threatens future boat races.

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