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Environmental group hosting Chemtool question, answer session tonight

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ROCKTON (WREX) — An environmental group is hosting a question and answer event regarding the Chemtool fire.

The Sierra Club's Illinois Chapter is hosting the event Tuesday night for residents who have questions on the environmental impact of the fire earlier this month.

Dr. Peter Orris, professor of occupational and environmental medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, will be one of the officials in the meeting.

According to their website, the Sierra Club is a grassroots environmental organization works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action.

The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. via zoom. Residents interested in joining the meeting can do so via this link.

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