Renovation and demolition activities at Kroger store haltedRenovation and demolition activities are currently at a standstill, per IEPA’s request. The IEPA referral requests that Attorney General Kwame Raoul represent the agency and obtain a preliminary injunctive order. The order would be against both Kroger and SSI Services to cease the further illegal discharge of asbestos into the environment. Kroger and SSI will likely be ordered to take numerous additional actions including securing the facility and all dumpsters and transfer containers. Other actions will include forbidding any unauthorized entry of any person into the facility, except those approved by the IEPA and licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health to perform asbestos remediation activities. The Seal Order will remain in effect until it is rescinded by the Illinois EPA.
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