The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released the results of its inspection of the Hanson Material Service Quarry in response to the tremor event that occurred on November 4.
In summary, the IDNR did not find any violations of statutory limits for blasting and quarry operations. The IDNR goes on to state that a second and separate vibration was recorded. The IDNR acknowledged that they do not know what the second event was or what caused it, because it was outside the scope of their expertise.
The Village would like to assure residents that the report from IDNR does not mean that the matter is closed. The Village’s evaluative work and advocacy efforts have just begun and will be on-going for the foreseeable future. These are the first of many steps which need to be taken to advance our interests that fundamental changes to the Hanson Quarry need to occur.