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Illinois EPA says abandoned laboratory poses health threat

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Illinois EPA says abandoned laboratory poses health threat

Millstadt, IL ( KTRS ) The director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says an abandoned laboratory in the southern Illinois town of Millstadt poses a health threat and must be sealed. Agency director Lisa Bonnett issued an order to seal the property after an inspection last week found containers labeled hazardous waste. The order […]

Illinois EPA says abandoned laboratory poses health threat

Millstadt, IL ( KTRS ) The director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says an abandoned laboratory in the southern Illinois town of Millstadt poses a health threat and must be sealed.

Agency director Lisa Bonnett issued an order to seal the property after an inspection last week found containers labeled hazardous waste. The order pertains to the abondoned Advanced Asymmetrics Inc site.

The state agency has asked that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to oversee the proper removal of the remaining chemicals.

The facility’s utilities were shut down in 2012. The neighborhood is shared by residential homes and a senior living facility.

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