The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Mines and Minerals has given approval to the Deer Run Mine to build a high hazard coal slurryÂ impoundment within the city limits of Hillsboro without adequate public input such as holding a public hearing.
High hazard coal slurry impoundment in Macoupin County.
The coal slurry impoundment will be over 80 feet high and over a mile long on each side, and it will contain toxic coal waste containing heavy metals and other harmful pollution.
Before itâ€™s too late, the Office of Water Resources (OWR) needs to hear from you. Please request a public hearing with OWR regarding whether Deer Run Mine should be allowed to construct a high hazard coal slurry dam within the city limits of Hillsboro.