– A group of local governments including the cities of Champaign
and Decatur have filed a complaint against the Clinton landfill with the
state pollution control board.
The complaint alleges the landfill did
not seek the proper approval to operate a chemical waste unit, or go through
the proper review before building a separate unit to store chemical waste.
The owners of the landfill say the state
EPA has already approved a permit modification allowing it to bury PCB'S and a
Federal permit is pending. There are
concerns those PCB'S could contaminate the Mahomet Aquifer, which sits below
the landfill site.
The landfill's owners contend those fears