Petroleum-laced storm water still flows into Chicago’s drinking water
Storm water is still flowing freely from Wolf Lake Terminal’s southwest corner into William Powers and Illinois’ half of Wolf Lake. It still flows although it is past the second anniversary of AWLI’s January 2014 meeting on Wolf Lake Terminals. The meeting lead to the inspection of the Indiana company by US EPA, Illinois EPA and IDEM three months later. On February 21, 2016 when these photos were taken, there also were large pools of water in the road at the northwest corner of the site. Water in the wetlands closer to the west outflow was high but not flowing across the road. On February 3, 2016, Chicago received from one to two inches of rain, and it is assumed the water has been flowing across the road at least at one of the three locations since then.