Quinn: Illinois EPA will prevent the storage of PCBs in Clinton Landfill

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CHICAGO - According to Governor Pat Quinn, the storage of toxic PCBs in a central Illinois landfill that sits over the Mahomet aquifer will be blocked by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

On Monday, Quinn's office said after learning that local approval of the Clinton Landfill in 2002 didn't include PCBs, the state EPA will move to prevent PCBs from being dumped in the landfill.

Many towns that sit over the aquifer have concerns that the groundwater could be contaminated by PCBs.

Earlier, the Illinois EPA had signed off on a plan by Peoria-based landfill-owner Area Disposal and a subsidiary to store toxic chemical compounds.  

The U.S. EPA is still considering the landfill proposal.

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