Last year, in August 2014, Solutia, located in Sauget, was purchased by another company, knowing the commitment agreed to between Solutia and the U.S. EPA Superfund managed in Chicago to provide pump stations on Dead Creek to remove stagnant water and infested by those little mosquitoes.
The pumps were located at Judith Lane, Kinder Street and at the former Parks College Parking Lot on Dead Creek. The pump at Kinder Street was removed in January 2015 and Hanks informed this new owner of the requirement to replace the pump. As of this date, Sept. 2, no such pump has been put in place, thus Dead Creek is still full of water without anyone taking responsibility for Dead Creek (also known as Cahokia Creek).
James H. Harrigan