MADIGAN REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH GREENVILLE DISPOSAL COMPANY
On October 16, 2008, Attorney General Lisa Madigan reached a settlement with a Greenville waste hauling company that caused a mercury spill at its office in July 2004. The settlement was approved by the Illinois Pollution Control Board. The settlement requires D & L Disposal to pay a civil penalty of $8,500 and allow the state of Illinois to use its landfill space for dumping refuse. Under the terms of the settlement, D & L will pay a civil penalty of $8,500 within 30 days. Madigan and D & L have agreed that the company will perform a supplemental environment project by making 1,300 tons or $45,500 worth of landfill capacity available to the IEPA free of charge, at any of three landfills it operates in Roxana, Litchfield-Hillsboro and Bond County. Madigan says mercury is a known hazardous substance and it is important for businesses and individuals to exercise extreme caution when they discover such a substance. Public officials and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency handled the clean-up.
BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AWARDED TWO GRANTS
The Bond County Health Board met Monday night in a special meeting to vote on the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling unit. Before voting, Maxine Barth announced the approval of two grants awarded to the Health Department. The Illinois Clean Energy Grant awarded $50,000 to the Health Department to go toward the Geothermal unit. The Illinois Children's Health Care Foundation awarded a Dental Grant of $310,287 to the Board this year and a possible $132,000 grant in 2010.
With Korte Construction on hand to provide information on the geothermal heating and cooling unit, the motion was passed, to install the system, with a 6-2 vote.
CANDY RECALLED DAYS BEFORE HALLOWEEN
There's a candy recall, just before Halloween. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume, distribute or sell the Sherwood Brands Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate Coins. This product is being recalled due to positive test results for melamine. Melamine is the ingredient in milk products that has caused many infant deaths in China. These candies are sold at Costco as well as many bulk and dollar stores. Please make sure to check your children's candy this Halloween before they eat it. For more information on this recall you can visit inspection.gc.ca.