Significant ISGS Achievements

Richard C. Berg, Director
Richard C. Berg Named New Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey
On June 16, Dr. Richard C. Berg was named the new Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) and 13th State Geologist. He succeeds Dr. E. Donald McKay III, who retired in May 2014. [...]
Water Treatment diagram
Applied Research Laboratory Begins Innovative Project to Develop an Integrated Supercritical Water Treatment–Power Generation System
Scientists at the Applied Research Laboratory of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) have recently begun a research and development [...]
University of Illinois graduate student Mike DeLucia (left) and Indiana University professor Gary Pavlis (right) prepare to remove a seismometer vault in western Kentucky.
National Science Foundation (NSF) EarthScope Project Updates
ISGS researcher Tim Larson and U of I grad student Mike DeLucia joined a team of colleagues from Indiana University and Purdue University to remove a temporary seismometer array in western Kentucky as the field portion of a multi-university [...]
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Will County Geologic Mapping Update—Addressing Societal Issues
The Illinois State Geological Survey has continued its geologic mapping efforts in the suburban Chicago area, with the aim of producing large-scale, three-dimensional (3-D) geologic maps of glacial [...]
Photograph courtesy of University of Illinois News Bureau
Can 'fracking' and other human activities cause earthquakes?
In April, the United States Geological Survey released a report highlighting earthquakes triggered by human activity such as wastewater disposal or hydraulic fracturing. [...]

ISGS in the News

iSEE Launches Research Website: Water at Illinois
The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is proud to announce it has launched a new website to coalesce the dozens of water scholars on the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus.

Source: Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) - Urbana-Champaign, IL
Could there be a mine below your house?
"Homeowners, developers and city planners can at least determine where those mines are located, using maps such as that provided by the Illinois State Geological Survey at since 2010."

Source: The Southern Illinoisan - Carbondale, IL
Geologist Rob Finley Talks About FutureGen
Illinois Public Media spoke with Finley, director of the Advanced Energy Technology Initiative about funding cuts to carbon capture.

Source: Peoria Public Radio - Peoria, IL
New Membrane Technology For Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Begins Pilot-Test
Data from this pilot test will provide the Department, MTR, and their project partners (including Illinois State Geological Survey) with insights into the next steps required for further scale-up and field tests.

Source: EIN News
Climate: Carbon capture test reaches milestone
The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium, led by the Illinois State Geological Survey, is evaluating options for the 60,000-square-mile Illinois Basin

Source: Summit County Citizens Voice - Summit County, CO

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