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EPA Raids Ill. Village Over Tainted Water Claims

Law360 (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Agents from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency looking for evidence of environmental crimes executed federal search warrants on Wednesday at government offices in the Village of Crestwood, Ill.

The Chicago suburb is dealing with allegations that residents were provided with well water tainted with toxic chemicals long after state regulators told local officials the well was polluted.

EPA spokeswoman Anne Rowan said that agents from the EPA — assisted by the Illinois State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service — showed up at Crestwood's...
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