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Illinois Governor Orders State Waters Tested for Drugs

Illinois Governor Orders State Waters Tested for Drugs

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – Following reports last week that trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are contaminating the nation’s drinking water, Governor Rod Blagojevich has directed the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to expand its water quality monitoring to determine levels of pharmaceuticals that may be in Illinois waterways. The Illinois EPA also will promote…

FutureGen, World's Cleanest Coal Plant, Sited in Illinois

FutureGen, World's Cleanest Coal Plant, Sited in Illinois

The Matoon FutureGen site as it exists today. (Photo courtesy DOE) MATTOON, IL, December 18, 2007 (ENS) – A consortium of some of the world’s largest coal companies and electric utilities has selected the small east-central Illinois town of Mattoon for FutureGen, a $1.4 billion coal-fueled power plant that is planned as the cleanest in…