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(415 ILCS 55/10)
Pekin Metro Landfill; pilot projects.
(a) Subject to appropriation, the Agency shall design and implement up to 2 pilot studies of landfills that overlie the Mahomet Aquifer to identify threats to surface and groundwater resources that are posed by the landfills. One of the pilot projects shall be conducted at the Pekin Metro Landfill in Tazewell County. In conducting the pilot projects, the Agency shall:
(1) inspect and identify potential and current
contamination threats to the water quality of aquifers in the same watershed as the landfill (for the Pekin Metro Landfill, the Mahomet Aquifer);
(2) use geographic information systems and remote
sensing technology to track defects, structures, appliances, and wells for routine inspection and sustainable management;
(3) install or repair groundwater monitoring
mechanisms necessary to identify whether contaminants from the landfill are affecting water quality in the Mahomet Aquifer; and
(4) identify and provide cost estimates for any
additional response actions necessary or appropriate to reduce or minimize potential threats to human health and the environment resulting from current landfill conditions.
(b) Following the completion of the pilot project response actions, the Agency shall:
(1) evaluate, in consultation with the Prairie
Research Institute, the use of aerial photography and other remote sensing technologies, such as Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), to identify land erosion, landslides, barren areas, leachate seeps, vegetation, and other relevant surface and subsurface features of landfills to aid in the inspection and investigation of landfills; and
(2) identify additional procedures, requirements, or
authorities that may be appropriate or necessary to address threats to human health and the environment from other unregulated or underregulated landfills throughout the State.
(Source: P.A. 101-573, eff. 1-1-20