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Eagle Zinc Clean Up Still Waiting On Funding

(Hillsboro)--Representatives from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency were at Hillsboro High School Thursday to give an update on the Eagle Zinc site in Hillsboro. According to Nerfertiti DiCosmo there will be two phases for the project. The first phase is the demolition of the buildings currently on site. The second phase will be the treatment of the lakes and surrounding areas.

DiCosmo says the Illinois E.P.A. will be recommending too treat the waste at the site, reallign a new water stream, and remove sediment from the property. She says that once complete, the Eagle Zinc site would have one hundred and ten acres that could be used for potential industrial use. The estimated cost of the project will be twenty four million dollars.

DiCosmo reiterated that everything with the clean up project is in place. As of now, the Illinois E.P.A. is waiting on funding to proceed. She hopes the project can be complete by 2013 at the earliest, or 2014 at the latest.