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Thursday, December 3: LWV Elmhurst Regular Program Meeting: Train Transporting Hazardous Substances -- Join the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst on December 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, for a discussion about hazardous materials being transported via rail through our yards, schools and playgrounds. Gerri Songer, a member of the Sierra Club Woods and Wetlands Group and contact for Energy Transport and Infrastructure, will outline the need for better regulations and more safety measures.
In May of 2014, Ms. Songer began attending Village meetings after seeing an increased presence of trains at all hours of the day and questioned what they were carrying. Through public records, she learned these trains were transporting toxic, hazardous, and explosive substances, and her research showed that many trains have met with accident and created hazardous runoff.
This program is open to the public and not an Elmhurst Public Library program.
What's going on with other Local Leagues?
To view news from the Glen Ellyn League, the Naperville League, and the Wheaton League, go to their recent issues of their newsletters:
Glen Ellyn League's The Voter
Wheaton League's The Voter
Naperville League's link to its newsletter, The Voter, can be found at http://naperville.il.lwv.org/newsletter.html
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