Sep 11, 2013
IEPA: Water and Soil Near NovaKem Plant is Safe
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says the area surrounding the Seward chemical plant that exploded back in June is safe; however, experts say corn leaves from a field near the building showed signs of chemical stress.
IEPA OKs some work at fire-damaged chemical plant
Agency officials and attorney general's office gave the approval Wednesday for the Nova-Kem plant in the town of Seward, about 18 miles west of Rockford.
Neighbors Frustrated at Lack on Answers on Future of Seward Chemical Plant
It's been nearly three months since a Seward chemical plant exploded, causing an extreme fire and the evacuation of hundreds of neighbors.
Seward Plant Explosion Town Hall Meeting Set for Tuesday
We're expecting to get an update next week, on clean-up efforts at the Seward chemical plant that exploded in June.
Area Quarries Dealing with Copper Thieves
It's being called a new kind of theft for our area and it's costing local businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars.