Illinois Freedom of Information Act

80 percent of debris dump sites high in toxins

In testing of soil samples last spring, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency found higher-than-allowable toxins in 80 percent of the quarries and excavation pits licensed to accept "clean construction-demolition debris" as backfill, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Here are the sites issued violation notices by the IEPA and the counties in which they're located:

Bureau County

—Universal Aggregate Quarry

Carroll County

—Brookville Quarry

Champaign County

—Mahomet Sport Redi-Mix

Cook County

—Elgin Clean Soils Fill Site