A myriad of environmental issues confront the citizens of Will County. These issues are not inconsequential. We invite you to bring your concerns and ideas to our next monthly meeting.
January 21, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
White Oak Library
121 East 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441 Second Floor
"A Life With Less Plastic" Presentation
Lincoln Stone Quarry
Midwest Generation, former owner and operator of the Joliet #9 Generating Station, has a permit from EPA for dumping coal ash into Joliet's Lincoln Stone Quarry. Coal ash contains known toxic components and the quarry, located on the south side of the Des Plaines River, is unlined. Even with Midwest Generation's existing control systems, contaminates are migrating toward local waterways and leaching into area groundwater.
Plastic bags do not biodegrade – they photo-degrade (breaking into smaller and smaller pieces) – a process that can take up to 1,000 years. In the meantime, landfills are brimming and it’s estimated that if we don’t curb disposable plastic production, by 2050 there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the ocean.