IEPA http://tristatesradio.com en Outrage over New Math for Coal Mine Violations http://tristatesradio.com/post/outrage-over-new-math-coal-mine-violations <p>Those fighting against a permit renewal application for a western Illinois coal mine are flabbergasted by the latest development in the process. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:46:58 +0000 Rich Egger 49423 at http://tristatesradio.com Outrage over New Math for Coal Mine Violations IL EPA Wants AG to Take Action in Spoon River Spill http://tristatesradio.com/post/il-epa-wants-ag-take-action-spoon-river-spill <p>The Illinois EPA wants law enforcement action against the owners of a railway which spilled thousands of gallons of corn syrup into a river in Fulton County last week. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:30:35 +0000 Scott Stuntz 41392 at http://tristatesradio.com IL EPA Wants AG to Take Action in Spoon River Spill Sewer Work Means Projected Deficit http://tristatesradio.com/post/sewer-work-means-projected-deficit <p>Colchester will have to find $100,000 to pay for the design of a large-scale sewer upgrade. It&#39;s hoping to get some help to prevent dipping into its reserves.<br /><br />The city&#39;s new budget does not have enough revenue to pay for the project.<br /><br />The state turned down the city&#39;s application for a grant last year. The grant would have covered the design cost.<br /><br />Mayor Danny Bice hopes the EPA will change its mind.<br /><br />Another rejection would leave the city few options.<br /> Tue, 08 May 2012 20:47:40 +0000 Jim Lenz 14761 at http://tristatesradio.com Sewer Work Means Projected Deficit Colchester Considers Adding Sewer Surcharge http://tristatesradio.com/post/colchester-considers-adding-sewer-surcharge <p>Colchester residents might soon see a new charge on their sewer bills. It could be just the first of several.<br /><br />The city council has given first reading to proposed ordinance to add the $4 monthly fee. The city needs the money because the Illinois EPA is requiring the city to update its sewer and water treatment systems.<br /><br />Mayor Danny Bice said the city has little choice but to raise more money. The city is looking for financing from federal and state agencies.<br /> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:02:31 +0000 James Lenz 12923 at http://tristatesradio.com Colchester Considers Adding Sewer Surcharge Colchester Cited for Water Quality Violations http://tristatesradio.com/post/colchester-cited-water-quality-violations <p>The federal Environmental Protection Agency has cited Colchester for 28 violations of water quality regulations.&nbsp; The violations occurred from January through August of last year. The EPA gave the city 90 days to comply.</p><p>The city has been working to solve its water woes. It has completed one phase of the project.. The next two phases will take up to 2 1/2 years and cost up to $4 million.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:50:04 +0000 James Lenz 10970 at http://tristatesradio.com Colchester Cited for Water Quality Violations