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Illinois officials concerned over Foxconn plant impact

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(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File). FILE - In this May 27, 2010 file photo, a worker looks out through the logo at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Conservationists are lining up to oppose Republican plans to elimi... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File). FILE - In this May 27, 2010 file photo, a worker looks out through the logo at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Conservationists are lining up to oppose Republican plans to elimi...

CHICAGO (AP) - County officials in northeastern Illinois are concerned about the potential environmental impacts of the planned Foxconn manufacturing plant in neighboring Wisconsin.

The Lake County News-Sun reports that the Lake County Board unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling for Wisconsin officials to reconsider waiving environmental regulations for the Taiwanese company. Suburban Chicago's Lake County borders Wisconsin's southern state line.

Chairman Aaron Lawlor says the change in pollution standards "will compromise the environmental integrity and resiliency of natural resources" in the county.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource said last month that it's considering potential environmental impacts while looking at permit requirements for the Foxconn project.

Foxconn plans to build a $10 billion plant that will manufacture advanced liquid crystal display panels.

This story has been corrected to show that the plant will cost $10 billion, not $10 million.

Information from: Lake County News-Sun, http://newssun.chicagotribune.com/

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