Company looking to create North Canton Mine hit with water permit violations

By WEEK Reporter

Company looking to create North Canton Mine hit with water permit violations

November 28, 2012 Updated Nov 28, 2012 at 6:16 PM CDT

CANTON, Ill -- The company looking to create a strip mine in Canton Lake has recently been hit with more water permit violations by the Illinois Pollution Control Board.

Capital Resource Development Company has been found responsible for over 600 permit violations by at another one of their mining locations according to a Wednesday press release from the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club.

The violations occurred at the Industry Mine, located in McDonough and Schulyer counties.

The Board released its findings on November 16, saying that the mine violated its water permit from 2004-2011 by discharging several pollutants to area streams.

Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues (CACEI) is hopeful that the Board's decision means that their campaign to stop the strip mine will succeed.

"What does it say about this company that they have continued violating their permits for nearly a decade? What will it mean for Canton Lake if they are allowed to open a new mine upstream?" said Brenda Dilts, Chair of CACEI in a press release.

The North Canton mining permit is still under review.

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