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Chicago Police Open Drop Boxes for Unwanted Meds

Chicago Police Open Drop Boxes for Unwanted Meds

CHICAGO, Illinois, November 11, 2008 (ENS) – To keep expired and unused prescription drugs out of the Chicago water supply, city, state and federal governments are cooperating to provide a new permanent, convenient way for people to discard them without flushing them down the drain. Drop boxes are now located at five Chicago Police Department…

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…