Illinois Law Passed In Response To Crestwood Scandal

Law360, New York (June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Responding to revelations that millions of gallons of toxic water were knowingly pumped into citizens' homes in the Village of Crestwood, Ill., the state General Assembly has passed legislation requiring all users to be promptly notified when drinking water is contaminated.

Under current law, only the owners and operators of a water system, such as the Village of Crestwood, must be notified of drinking water contamination. But the bill, which passed Saturday in both Illinois houses, would require notice to all users of the water within...
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