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Wolf Lake Supporters Plan Pollution Education Campaign

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August 13, 2013 — Neighbors and users of Wolf Lake will launch an educational drive seeking to stop the discharge of petroleum waste water from an Indiana plant into Illinois waters.

They agreed last weekend to set up educational pickets at strategic locations in Chicago’s Loop to alert residents and local officials to the danger.  They haven’t yet set a day for the pickets.

Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative executive director Michael Boos says the same pollution problem is happening, 40 years after passage of the federal Clean Water Act.  He says there are better, safer options today than dumping into public waterways.

IDEM last month extended a general permit for Wolf Lake Terminals to discharge petroleum waste water into Wolf Lake, despite objections from neighbors and environmentalists.

 

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