CHICAGO (CBS) — Greater than a month after an enormous fireplace at a chemical plant close to Rockford, groundwater checks have raised new environmental considerations.
Checks have discovered elevated ranges of some dangerous metals – together with together with antimony, cadmium, chromium, and nickel – within the groundwater close to the Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois, in response to the Illinois Environmental Safety Company.
Elevated metallic ranges have been present in 16 of 20 monitoring wells on the location of the previous Beloit Corp. poisonous waste Superfund web site, the place the Chemtool plant is now positioned.
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Testing of personal wells close to the location will start quickly.
Till then, the Illinois Division of Public Well being is warning individuals who dwell close to the fireplace and have personal wells to make use of bottled water for ingesting and cooking.