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J & R Scrap Tire Fire Cleanup Slow, but Steady

One semi-trailer load at a time, the massive amount of rubber, iron, brick and other burned debris is disappearing from the site, as four excavators continually sort and clear away material.  Clean up is expected to take up to 16 weeks according to Joyce Munie who is with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency remediation section of the Bureau of Land.  Munie checks the site weekly and Mayor, Bill Cruisenberry meets her at the site for an update.

The site is expected to be cleaned up within 16 weeks and is being handled by the owner’s Roger and Janie Rogers with the assistance and guidance of the IEPA.

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