2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 22:01:19 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] AmerenIP coal gas site, Champaign, Illinois
Soil, water testing scheduled near Champaign site

By Mike Monson
Champaign News-Gazette (IL)
March 22, 2008

CHAMPAIGN - Testing for soil and groundwater contamination is expected 
to begin later this month in the north Champaign neighborhood 
surrounding a former manufactured coal-gas plant owned by AmerenIP.

Testing could begin as soon as March 31, and will include 38 new soil 
borings, including 29 off-site, and drilling 10 new monitoring wells, 
nine of them off-site, according to Brian Martin, a consulting 
environmental scientist for Ameren.

The testing will largely take place in the neighborhood surrounding the 
3.5-acre site where a plant once produced gas from coal for heating and 
lighting, from 1887 until the early 1930s. The site is between Fifth and 
Sixth streets and between Washington and Church streets.


Martin said AmerenIP also might order testing of homes if test results 
show that contamination is located within 100 feet of a residence. The 
likely testing method will be to conduct soil gas tests immediately 
around a house, he said.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

Brownfields mailing list

  Prev by Date: [CPEO-BIF] Energy from Hampton (NH) dump site?
Next by Date: [CPEO-BIF] A.B. Dick site, Henrietta, New York
  Prev by Thread: [CPEO-BIF] Energy from Hampton (NH) dump site?
Next by Thread: [CPEO-BIF] A.B. Dick site, Henrietta, New York

CPEO Lists
Author Index
Date Index
Thread Index