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2011-08-17 10:20:00

EIP and PRN "Name Names" of 12 Illinois U.S. Representatives Siding With Coal Industry Over Constituents Impacted by 22 Coal Ash Pollution Sites - 2nd Largest Concentration in the U.S. CHICAGO, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve members of Illinois' Congressional delegation are working to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from cleaning up toxic coal ash dump sites, even though Illinois has the second highest concentration in the U.S. of such pollution...

2011-05-24 12:00:00

WHEELING, Ill., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management of Illinois today raised its commitment to use clean-burning natural gas-powered garbage and recycling trucks with the dedication here of a new filling station for compressed natural gas (CNG). Joining Waste Management were officials from north suburban communities, the State of Illinois, the Gas Technology Institute, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) Coalition, a voluntary...

2010-04-30 12:51:00

CHICAGO, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Law & Policy Center commends the Obama Administration for proposing new federal air pollution reduction standards today that would sharply reduce mercury and other toxic pollutants from industrial boilers and solid waste incinerators. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the proposed rules would reduce mercury pollution by more than 50 percent from about 200,000 industrial boilers, heaters and...

2009-09-10 07:20:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're willing to be part of the solution to air pollution, this could be your lucky month. A unique program sponsored by Partners for Clean Air and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wraps up this week. Later this month, one lucky individual will win a 2010 Toyota Prius, simply for agreeing to help reduce air pollution in the Chicago metropolitan area. Known as the Green Pays on Green Days giveaway, this program encourages local...

2009-08-27 10:48:00

Complaint Is Part of National Initiative to Stop Illegal Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States and the state of Illinois have filed a civil complaint against Midwest Generation LLC, alleging that the company violated, and continues to violate, the Clean Air Act, announced the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Attorney General's office. The complaint alleges that Midwest...

2009-07-26 13:09:44

Use of the dry cleaning solvent perchloroethylene at certain Illinois sites has left state residents facing cancer and other ailments, scientists say. Scientists have linked exposure to the chemical commonly used at dry cleaning establishments with ailments like cancer, neurological problems and liver damage, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. While the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has targeted nearly 500 Illinois sites for perchloroethylene cleanup efforts, more than 400 sites...

2009-04-21 20:23:47

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered his staff to find out why residents of Crestwood weren't notified their drinking water was contaminated. A Chicago Tribune report published Sunday said residents of the suburban Chicago community of about 11,250 people were exposed to cancer-causing chemicals from a contaminated well for years before the the state Environmental Protection Agency put a stop to it in 2007. The agency never notified residents they were at risk, the report said. A 2005 law...

2008-10-01 18:00:19

TROY, Mich., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs. Lou Allyn Byus has been named Director of Hydro Designs, Inc.'s Illinois division after 31 years of employment with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. During her tenure with the IEPA, Mrs. Byus served as coordinator of the Cross-Connection Program from 1984 - 2005. She also served as liaison with Illinois Department of Public Health plumbing and non-community water supply programs. Mrs. Byus is an active member of the Illinois Potable...

2008-09-30 21:00:19

By Marni Pyke mpyke@@dailyherald.com The agency that came under criticism for its handling of gas leaks from a DuPage County landfill is now rapping the knuckles of the dump's operators. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued a violation notice to BFI Waste Systems, which runs the Mallard Lake landfill, noting the company failed to report problems including high methane levels. Methane is a colorless, odorless gas that's produced as garbage decomposes. It's one of the...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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