Joliet mayor wants progress in US Steel cleanup


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 9:30 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) The mayor of Joliet contends U.S. Steel is dragging its feet on efforts to clean up its Joliet mill site.

Joliet Mayor Thomas Giarrante has made redevelopment of the 54-acre steel mill property a goal of his administration. He tells The (Joliet) Herald-News that the city even has an interested developer.

Environmental officials say U.S. Steel has made progress in the past year.

Joyce Munie of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says U.S. Steel has done enough investigation to determine that part of the land is uncontaminated. She says that means the site could accommodate a strip center as long as development doesn't go too deep into the property.

U.S. Steel says it continues to work with the Illinois EPA on remediation of the property.














 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








(More History)