Attorney General Cites McHenry County Pits for Possible Groundwater Contamination

Pits cited by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

According to the Better Government Association, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency last year issued violation notices  to the following McHenry County area quarry landfills after soil testing showed higher-than-allowed levels of chemicals and metals.

The  levels are in place to protect against groundwater contamination.

  • Lily Pond Stone, LLC, 3509 Lily Pond Road, Woodstock
  • Reliable Sand & Gravel CCDD, 2121 S River Road, McHenry
  • Peterson Sand & Gravel, 914 W. Route 120, Lakemoor
  • Foster Road Pit, 11,217 Foster Road, Huntley
  • Foster Road Pit, 19N761 Square Barn Road, Huntley
  • Lake in the Hills CCDD, Pingree-Virginia Road, Lake in the Hills
  • Hanson Material Service Algonquin Quarry, 10,005 Route 31, Algonquin
  • Thelan Sand and Gravel, 28955 W Route 173b, Antioch



Attorney General Cites McHenry County Pits for Possible Groundwater Contamination — 10 Comments

  1. Just have Trump raise the higher than allowed levels, another problem solved!

  2. What a novel idea, dentbla !
    Your I.Q. is exceeded only by your shoe size.

  3. According to unnamed sources, most of McHenry County’s contamination originates from toxic and vitriolic racism combined with xenophobic hatred spewed over this sunshine blog on a daily basis. Sunshine blogger, please get out there and defend the sacred honor of this beacon of journalism and political commentary. Can you hear the whisper? It is the bluenami coming our way in 105 days. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow, meeeeeoooooowwwwwwwww…

  4. Sunshine blogger, do not let anybody (other than me) mock you for being such a caring and loving cat owner…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeoooooowwwwwwwww…

  5. Well just as long as sanctuary Illinois, still allows me to drop a deuce, or pitch my used needles on the sidewalk, no worries.

  6. Woodstock has a known homeless camp, near police station, on public land.

    I do not believe there are enforced laws in Woodstock against dwelling on public land, public urination or defecation, or absence of visa to be in United States.

    Furthermore, there is a Woodstock publicly funded clinic which ONLY provides services to ‘those without insurance or ability to obtain Medicaid’ in Woodstock. This clinic will NOT for example serve a client who has Medicaid/ Medicare, but cannot find a clinician willing to accept these (underpaying/arbitrarily compliance-heavy) forms of third party payment.

    Will you clarify your definition of propaganda?

  7. This article was about groundwater.
    There were watchdogs over the years who pulled research on strip-mining water rights, showed up at zoning hearings, and tried to get help filing suits against privateer profiteers exploiting the lax Illinois law on sweet aquifer resources ‘up for grabs’.

    Times a have changed: the resources are drying up, fighting is more vicious.

    Time for citizens to expect to lose everything if they decline to get involved.

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