The Mahomet Aquifer
Take Action to Protect the Mahomet Aquifer
The Mahomet Aquifer - the sole source for drinking water for over 750,000 of us in Central Illinois - is under threat of contamination from toxic chemicals. Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) has joined the multi-county effort to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from contamination by a toxic waste landfill, and we need your help and support.
The Clinton Landfill, owned by PDC/AREA Disposal, sits directly above the Mahomet Aquifer, and has created a new kind of dump in order to receive highly toxic, carcinogenic chemical wastes, including Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) wastes. We must take action! There is no greater environmental or public health threat facing Central Illinois than the possible toxic contamination of the Mahomet Aquifer.
Clinton Landfill's toxic waste dump poses a totally unacceptable risk to the Mahomet Aquifer and to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. One company's profits should not be put above the health and well-being of our community and the precious natural resource upon which we depend for life-sustaining water. We can, and must, put a stop to this!
Take action today to help protect the Mahomet Aquifer! You can help in the following ways:
AREA Disposal Boycott Resources!
Make a contribution to CCHCC to help support our efforts to protect the Mahomet Aquifer. This work will require massive outreach efforts, including the costs of materials and staff time.
Last updated 1/30/16.<< Return to main page