ISGS in the News
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.
Source: The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL
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.
Source: The Daily Illini
Source: Climate Central
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.
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.
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.
Source: Medill Reports
Andrew Stumpf, Associate Quaternary Geologist at ISGS, talks about various issues pertaining to the water supply in East Central Illinois.
Source: Smile Politely
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.
Source: The American Surveyor
The 2.7 magnitude earthquake was centered near the county line, about 10 miles east and north of Benton, Illinois State Geological Survey engineering geologist Bob Bauer said.
Source: The Southern Illinoisan
In the aftermath of a sinkhole-related tragedy in Florida, ISGS Geologist, C. Pius Wiebel, and Bill Prigge, principal of Midland Standard Engineering and Testing in East Dundee talk about the likelihood of sinkholes in Illinois.