EPA will begin sampling soil at residential properties
surrounding the Matthiessen and Hegeler Zinc Company facility to determine which properties may require cleanup. Weather conditions such as heavy rainfall or snowfall may affect how quickly EPA will be able to sample properties.More Information
On October 26, 2017, EPA responded to an approximate 1.5-mile mystery oil spill
On October 26, 2017, EPA responded to an approximate 1.5-mile mystery oil spill on the South Fork Chicago River (a.k.a. Bubbly Creek) which generally flows to the South Branch of the Chicago River and the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal. More Information
EPA honors Chicago area teacher for environmental education
EPA honored a Chicago area teacher for her exceptional contributions to environmental education and stewardship. More Information
EPA Cites S.H. Bell for Manganese Air Pollution in Chicago
EPA issued a notice of violation against S.H. Bell Co. for excessive manganese emissions from the company’s southeast Chicago facility. More Information.
EPA in Illinois
EPA's work in Illinois is managed from our Region 5 office in Chicago, Illinois. Learn more about EPA Region 5.