Did you see the Friday, May 25th RRStar?
The EPA wants to hear from you too. Here's their ad:
EPA Begins Review of Pagel's Pit Superfund Site
Winnebago County, Illinois
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a five-year review of the Pagel's Pit Superfund site on Lindenwood Road in Southern Winnebago County near Killbuck Creek. The Superfund law requires regular checkups of sites that have been cleaned up - with waste managed on-site - to make sure the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment. This is the third five-year review of this site.
EPA’s cleanup of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), arsenic, boron and ammonia at the former landfill consisted of:
More information is available at the Rockford Public Library, 215 N. Wyman St., Rockford, Illinois and at www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/pagels. The review should be completed by June 24, 2012.
The five-year review is an opportunity for you to tell EPA about site conditions and any concerns you have. Contact:
Remedial Project Manager
312-886-4746 l firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also call EPA toll-free at 800-621-8431, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays.
EPA Region 5, 77 W Jackson Blvd, SR-6J l Chicago, IL 60604
We have only a short time left to make our voices heard. From now until May 30th, please make sure to write letters and mail them to:
Winnebago County Clerk's Office
Attn: Opposing Landfill
404 Elm St, Room 101, Rockford, IL 61101
Please report all EPA violations using this simple online form: Complaint Form
Take our online survey: Click here for survey
Be sure to view this important YouTube Video:
Check out what Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger has to say about the dangers of landfills located too close to an airport. In 2009, he famously landed a US Airways plane on the Hudson River upon takeoff from LaGuardia after having its engines disabled by birds.
NewsRecord.com - Jul16/2011 - Captain Sully Backs Foes of Landfill
NYPress.com - Apr26/2012 - Wing and a Prayer
CBSNews - Aug16/2011 - Sullenberger Pans Garbage Station Near LaGuardia
And don't forget to read what FAA Regulations say on the topic of landfills - and the birds they attract - being too close to an airport. According to the FAA, anything less than a 6 mile radius is considered 'too close'.
FAA Regulations (PDF Document)