Highlights

ISGS collaborates on study of critical interfaces
Illinois State Geological Survey scientists are part of a collaborative project to study “critical interfaces” in the environment. [...]
ISGS continues studying CO2 sequestration near Terre Haute, Indiana
ISGS is a partner on a Department of Energy-funded project studying redevelopment of the Wabash Valley Resources coal gasification site in West Terre Haute, Indiana. [...]
Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC)
ISGS combines innovation and expertise in carbon storage
For almost 20 years, ISGS has been at the forefront of developing methods for the safe capture, storage, and utilization of CO2 from power plants and industrial operations.  [...]
Water Quality in the Mahomet Aquifer: Chemical Indicators of Brine Migration and Mixing
Contamination of fresh groundwater by naturally occurring, deep-seated brines can be a water quality problem in parts of Illinois and surrounding states. [...]
Earth MRI funds critical minerals projects in Illinois
The Illinois State Geological Survey will perform geochemical analyses for regions all over Illinois and adjoining states. [...]

ISGS in the News

Age of Mississippi River reassessed
Thanks to zircon fragments found in sandstone found in Southern Illinois, researchers have shown that the Mississippi River began flowing about 70 million years ago.

Source: KFVS
Yacucci joins NSGIC board of directors
Mark Yacucci, head of the ISGS Geoscience Information Stewardship Section, has been elected to the board of directors of the National States Geographic Information Council.

Source: Geospatial World
High Lake Michigan water levels pose concerns
"We just have to understand that there is a lot of energy in the waves, and with a high lake level walking the same place that you’re used to could pose more danger, even with a smaller wave,” said Steven Brown.

Source: The Daily Northwestern
Greenberg, Whittaker present on CO2 storage
Director of Energy and Minerals Steve Whittaker and Associate Director of Energy and Minerals Sallie Greenberg presented on U.S. efforts to develop commercial-scale geological storage of carbon dioxide at CO2CRC.  

Source: Mirage News
Glasford meteor may have played a role in ancient ice age
Charles Monson said research suggests a meteor about the size of Wrigley Field struck near Glasford, creating a 2.5 mile wide crater that's now buried under sediment. 

Source: WCBU

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