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Elburn, IL

WRT In The News

It's taken out of water but put on land, in rivers
Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Dozens of northeastern Illinois communities are stripping their drinking water of cancer-causing radium, only to dump the radioactive element back into the environment in sludge spread on farm fields and wastewater pumped into rivers and streams.

Speaker Hastert provided key federal leadership to clean drinking water and preserve environment
Water Online
Thursday, June 24, 2004

Oswego, IL - The Village of Oswego broke ground this week on Water Remediation Technology's (WRT) environmentally progressive, state-of-the-art technology that safely reduces and removes radium from the drinking water while saving the community millions of dollars. U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert secured federal funding to pay for a portion of the public health and safety project.

Daily Herald
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

When Ron Dollar from WRT, LLC first called Elburn mayor James Willey to discuss his company's system for removing radium from village wells, Willey thought he was being called by a radio station and didn't immediately return the call.

"This is the silver bullet of radium removal" village administrator David Morrison says. "It's better and cheaper."
Daily Herald
Sunday, January 25, 2004

Last week, Elburn officials approved a plan to spend roughly $2 million on a process by Colorado-based Water Remediation Technology that won't just remove the radium from the water; it'll get it out of the state.

By filtering radium, some regulators fear suburbs may create more problems
Daily Herald
Sunday, January 25, 2004

From Batavia to Lake Zurich, Chicago-area suburbs have been scrambling to meet a federal deadline to remove radium from drinking water.

New system expected to bring water into conformance with Federal rules
Ledger-Sentinel
Thursday, October 23, 2003

Village of Oswego water customers should begin receiving water that is virtually free of radium sometime next spring as a result of action taken by the village board during a special meeting Monday evening.

Kane County Chronicle
Tuesday, September 23, 2003

ELBURN, IL - The method would save residents $9.7 million over 20 years, which is how much more it would cost to implement ion exchange. Previously, the village agreed on the method to remove its radium. "The savings here are significant," Village President James Willey said.

Company's technology may remove radium from water without killing taste.
Elburn Herald
Thursday, June 5, 2003

A recently developed technology may prove to be the solution to Elburn's radium problems. A half-completed study shows that, so far, Colorado-based Water Remediation Technology (WRT) has pioneered a process to resolve the radium-removal issue.

Splash Magazine
Monday, February 3, 2003

The Village of Oswego currently has five, high capacity, deep wells. The combined concentrations of radium-226 and -228 range from 7 to 18 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) and are above the maximum allowable level of 5 pCi/L. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring on radium removal units for each well. These will be the first treatment plants in the country based on a new absorptive media process.