ISGS in the News

Expert: Not enough information to connect quake to McCook quarry blast

Principal engineering geologist, Bob Bauer, speaks about data regarding two seismic events that shook the La Grange area Nov. 4, 2013.

Aquifer protection group sets forum in Clinton

Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, has formed a Clinton Landfill Working Group to step up oversight of the landfill. The working group includes representatives from  Illinois State Water Survey and Illinois State Geological Survey as well as other government agencies.

Fracking makes its debut in Illinois under strictest regulatory laws in the US

Robert Bauer, principal engineering geologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey, said studies have been done on the east coast to determine the effects on water supplies.

Final installment of photo series will open Wednesday

The third and final installation of "A Geologist's Life: The Photography of Dr. William W. Shilts" will be on display this week at indi go Artist Co-Op. The show runs October 3rd-8th with an opening reception October 4th at 6pm.

Carbon Storage Studies Grapple with Politics, Geology

Hannes Leetaru and Robert Finley of the Advanced Energy Technology Initiative section talk about carbon sequestration and the potential impacts of offshore carbon storage.

Illinois hydraulic fracking bill becomes law

After a nearly unanimous vote by the Illinois legislature, on June 17, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act ("HFRA") into law. The ISGS, along with the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), the State Fire Marshal, and the Illinois EPA will assist the Department of Natural Resources regarding investigation of alleged violations.

Source: Lexology

Public's tone has changed on FutureGen 2.0

Staff member C. Pius Weibel demonstrates to Morgan County Commissioner Dick Rawlings the porosity of a rock during a FutureGen workshop at Jacksonville High School Tuesday.

Breaking down the science behind sinkholes

In relation to a 20-foot diameter sinkhole developed on Chicago's South Side, ISGS Geologist, Samuel Panno, talks about the science behind sinkholes that occur in urban areas.

A conversation with an ISGS geologist about the local water supply

Andrew Stumpf, Associate Quaternary Geologist at ISGS, talks about various issues pertaining to the water supply in East Central Illinois.

Merrick Utilizes LiDAR in Large Sinkhole Plain

Merrick & Company collected and processed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for the Illinois Sinkhole Plain within Monroe, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties in East St. Louis, IL. The data collection effort was critical in producing accurate, realistic terrain for ISGS.