Friday, August 06, 2004

Hazardous Waste in Illinois

I wrote to Barb Sjostrom (named in the article I linked yesterday) about Mom's case of ALS to see if she lived in any of the areas studied. I got back a nice reply with details about where they're studying in Illinois (links are mine).
We are studying people who lived in these northern and central Illinois towns anytime between 1998 and 2002:
  • DePue in Bureau County where a zinc smelter was located
  • Lewistown in Fulton County south of Peoria where liquid sewage sludge was sprayed on fields
  • Morrison in Whiteside County, home of an electric products plant
  • Paw Paw in Lee County, an agricultural area which used fertilizer from the DePue plant
  • Savanna in Carroll County, home of a closed army depot and weapons testing range.
During those four years, Mom was living in Peoria and working in Chillicothe.
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