See the cost in this story: https://blnnews.com/2018/01/17/the-cost-of-bloomingtons-recycle-failure/
By: Diane Benjamin
I received a tip months ago about the City of Bloomington illegally dumping contaminated dirt, concrete, and other materials they dig up from water main breaks at Lake Bloomington.
I did a FOIA request with the IEPA for documents, I received 14. Since this was discovered in 2014 and settled in 2015, I didn’t post the information. Now seems like the perfect time to show you proof the local progressives think YOU should be forced to recycle, but they live by different rules. Government wants to hold a hammer over your head, but what they do doesn’t matter. Luckily the IEPA didn’t agree.
Here’s a few pics the IEPA took:
See more pics here: IEPA Pics Lake Bloomington
I have a total of 14 documents from the City and the IEPA. One reflects a fine of $2000 issued against Bloomington.
I believe this document is the initial notice of violation: 1138175001-012
Tari Renner signed the settlement documents.
Renner and Koos were probably cheering the County vote this morning. These documents prove they want laws to apply to you but not to them. If somebody hadn’t tipped off the IEPA in 2014 the City would still be illegally dumping hazardous waste right next to your drinking water. Where was the Ecology Action Center?
The City of Bloomington was forced to clean up the mess they created. I don’t know how much that cost.
If anybody wants to see all 14 documents, email me.