Illinois Communities Worry About Foxconn Plant

Aug 23, 2018

Officials in northeastern Illinois are raising concerns about the enforcement of environmental regulations for the planned Foxconn manufacturing plant in neighboring Wisconsin.



Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.
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They’re calling on Wisconsin officials to reconsider waiving environmental regulations for the Taiwanese company.


Much of the concern centers on displaced water possibly overflowing in downstream areas.


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan expressed concerns about the potential environmental impact of the Foxconn plant. Madigan, along with the City of Chicago, filed a lawsuit earlier this month challenging a rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allowing the plant to avoid meeting strict standards for controlling smog.


A Vernon Hills Village Trustee says he doesn't want to see such a large project built without making sure those living downstream aren't harmed.