– Champaign and Urbana are discussing the Clinton Landfill,
and what effect it could have on the Mahomet Aquifer.
Those cities are making
efforts to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from the Clinton Landfill. The Mahomet
Aquifer is the only source of water for nearly a million people across central Illinois. However, the
supply could become poisoned by toxic chemicals.
Expansion at the Clinton
Landfill has been in the works for years to store dangerous chemical wastes
underground, that land sits on top of the Mahomet Aquifer.
Champaign and Urbana mayors will discuss the storage idea
with a groundwater hydrologist and project consultant.