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 slurry 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 it’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.