Mine proposed to be used as landfill
By: Heartland News

MARISSA, Ill. - The public can weigh in Wednesday night (June 12) on a plan by Peabody Energy Corporation to use a southern Illinois mine as a landfill for coal combustion waste.
The state Environmental Protection Agency is considering a permit that would let Peabody put the waste into the old Jordan Grove Mine.
Peabody is planning to build a $2 billion coal-fired power plant in Washington County near Marissa.
Environmentalists are worried about the landfill proposal because it's an old mine site and there's potential for groundwater contamination.
Wednesday's public hearing will be at 6 p.m. at the Marissa township building.