People often assume that the best way to dispose of unused pharmaceuticals is to flush them down the toilet or pour them down the drain. But the EPA and FDA backed off this recommendation. Medicines are among the thousands of “chemicals of emerging concern” in our drinking water that the EPA and scientists now monitor. Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman from the EcoMyths Alliance discuss flushing medicines with two experts.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is giving $1 million to Rockford to help fund the removal of contaminated soil in the city's downtown.City officials say the clean-up will help Rockford move forward with plans to expand a park and build a new Amtrak station downtown.Officials say the sta
Toxic emissions from Illinois industry increased more than 10 percent in 2010 over the year before, but pollution has still been trending downward over the last decade.Illinois companies emitted more than 100 million pounds of poisonous gasses, heavy metals and other chemicals.
After months of back and forth, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has approved Illinois' new water quality standards for several Chicago area waterways. For more than a year, the EPA has encouraged Illinois to make the Chicago and Calumet Rivers clean enough to swim in.Former Mayor R