DuPage River now clean after massive project
Nearly two decades ago, the DuPage River was filled with radioactive sludge, invasive species, erosion and more.
Finally, after eight and a half years of work, the river has regained much of its former glory. The work was accomplished through a joint effort between the DuPage Forest Preserve District, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, DuPage and Will counties, Warrenville, the Warrenville Park District and Kerr-McGee, the latest owners of the property that caused much of the damage.
“I don’t know when the realization that radioactive material was not a good thing happened, but there was a lot of it in the area,” Forest Preserve Ecologist Jessi DeMartini said.
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