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Aquifer that Serves 500,000 Central Illinois Residents to Get Attention

Earlier this year, the State of Illinois approved a Task Force to continue efforts to protect an Illinois natural resource. State Senator Chapin Rose explains the Governor signed the task force into law earlier this year and earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady appointed Rose to the task force, which will focus on continued efforts to protect the Mahomet Aquifer, which provides water for over 500-thousand Illinois residents.

One area the task force will likely focus on is several closed landfills that lie atop the aquifer across it's landscape. Sen. Rose indicates it is unknown exactly how those might impact the water of the Mahomet Aquifer.

Rose says the task force will provide a report to the State Senate next summer. He adds he will propose using the University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute to do ground monitoring research.

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