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All posts tagged "Amerock & Water Contamination Series"
Heavy metals found under Northwest Community Center land; EPA probe continues
By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer The state agency began its investigation into groundwater contamination last fall and concluded that benzene had leaked into the well water system in the area west of Amerock. The IEPA...
- Posted July 25, 2012
IEPA to release ground scan results around Amerock plant
By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer Results from the ground scan completed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on land owned by the Rockford Park District and Northwest Community Center (NWCC) will be released soon, according...
- Posted June 27, 2012
TRRT’s Amerock series wins Illinois Press Association award for best News Reporting Series
By Brandon Reid Assistant Editor Contributing Writer Richard S. Gubbe and The Rock River Times have been awarded first place for best News Reporting Series in the 2012 Illinois Press Association (IPA) Editorial Contest. The award was...
- Posted June 15, 2012
Amerock building owner says new tenant likely
By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer A spokesman for the Rockford Development Group LP told The Rock River Times (TRRT) that part of the Amerock building in the 4400 block of Auburn Street may be occupied again....
- Posted May 30, 2012
Fire erupts at former Amerock factory site
By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer Fire erupted on the roof of the former Amerock factory on Auburn Street May 17 after employees of a salvage company reportedly started a tank with fiberglass ablaze. The fire started...
- Posted May 23, 2012
IEPA conducts heavy metal probe around Amerock
By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer Although information about the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) investigation into toxic waste dumping around the Amerock facility in Rockford has been sparse, the probe is continuing, federal and state officials...
- Posted May 16, 2012
IEPA names gas source of contamination site
By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer Sources of the benzene that contributed to the contaminated well water on Rockford’s west side have been identified by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). As the IEPA concludes its role...
- Posted April 18, 2012
USEPA hooks up water, dumping probe forthcoming
By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has completed its changeover of 15 homes with contaminated wells to city water in the neighborhood north of Auburn Street on Rockford’s west side....
- Posted March 14, 2012
City approves annexation of well-contaminated homes
By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer Rockford City Council approved the annexation of two “islands” of land parcels near Auburn and Central on Rockford’s west side Monday night, Feb. 13. The area in and around the annexation...
- Posted February 15, 2012
City poised to absorb contaminated well homes
By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer The Codes and Regulations Committee for the Rockford City Council approved the proposed annexation of two “islands” of land parcels near Auburn and Central on Rockford’s west side. The area in...
- Posted February 8, 2012