From ABC 7 Chicago, December 10, 2021: Last Friday, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm toured Fermilab as she highlighted clean energy programs helping battle climate change. Fermilab was the final stop on the secretary’s two-day visit to Illinois that was part of a series of visits to highlight projects around the county that are making a positive impact on the environment.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert for July 27. Air pollution levels in the Chicago Metropolitan area are expected to reach the “orange” or “unhealthy for sensitive groups” category on the national Air Quality Index. Current weather conditions and air quality monitoring data indicates air pollution levels may be elevated, posing a potential health hazard to sensitive populations, especially individuals with pulmonary or respiratory disorders, including asthma, as well as active children and older…
Fermilab is responsible for tracking and monitoring existing and potential emissions into the air to ensure that the site remains a low emitter of criteria and hazardous air pollutants. Any new sources, or changes to existing sources, should always be communicated to the Environmental Protection Department for potential tracking.
From Daily Herald, Nov. 27, 2020: Fermilab Natural Areas is restoring 500 acres of grassland near Eola Road at Fermilab to serve as a breeding habitat for several endangered and threatened bird species that do not use tallgrass prairies or woodlands, such as the upland sandpiper, bobolink and Henslow’s sparrow.