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Champaign Manufactured Gas Plant Information

Beginning in the 1850s, manufactured gas plants (MGPs) were built in cities throughout Illinois. These plants produced gas by heating coal or oil. The gas was used for lighting, cooking and heating. The MGPs were closed as natural gas became widely available.

As the MGPs were closed, equipment was removed and buildings were razed. However, some byproducts - primarily coal tar - of the manufactured gas process remained buried on the site. While this was in accordance with the practices of the time, today the location of these byproducts must be located, identified and removed. Ameren Illinois conducts MGP site investigations and cleanups in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Voluntary Site Remediation Program.

The files found on this website are a collection of documents associated with the Champaign MGP Remediation Project. In addition to this website, site information repositories are maintained at the Douglass Branch of the Champaign Public Library, 504 E. Grove Street, and at the information desk of the Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil Street.

For additional inquiries about this project, contact:

Brian Bretsch
Ameren Illinois
6 Executive Drive
Collinsville IL 62234
email: bbretsch@ameren.com

For inquiries regarding the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s oversight of this project, contact:

Stan Black
Office of Community Relations
Illinois EPA
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield IL 62794-9276
Phone: 217.785.1427
email: stan.black@illinois.gov

Comprehensive Site Investigation Report

Project Status Report, Mar. 2013
 
Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C
Appendix D Appendix E Appendix F, Phase 1
Appendix F, Phase 2 Appendix F, Phase 3 Appendix F, Phase 4
Appendix F, Phase 5 Appendix F, Phase 6 Appendix F, Phase 7
Appendix F, Phase 8 Appendix F, Phase 9 Appendix G, Area 1
Appendix G, Area 2 Appendix G, Area 3 Appendix G, Area 4
Appendix G, Area 5 Appendix G, Area 6  
In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Work Plan, Champaign Former MGP, Mar. 2013
IEPA Approval Letter for Work Plan, Apr. 2013
Evalutation of Soil Gas Data
IEPA Concurrence with Evaluation of Soil Gas Data
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In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Remediation Program, Phase 2A, June 18, 2013 
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In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Remediation Program, Phase 2B, July 24, 2013 
CSI Report
Section 8 Signature
Tables: Tab. 2-1 Tab. 2-2 Tab. 2-3 Tab. 2-4
Tab. 2-5 Tab. 2-6 Tab. 2-7 Tab. 2-8
Tab. 2-9 Tab. 2-10
Tab. 3-1 Tab. 3-2
Tab. 4-1 Tab. 4-2
Tab. 5-1 Tab. 5-2 Tab. 5-3 Tab. 5-4
Tab. 5-5 Tab. 5-6 Tab. 5-7 Tab. 5-8
Tab. 5-9 Tab. 5-10 Tab. 5-11 Tab. 5-12
Tab. 5-13 Tab. 5-14 Tab. 5-15 Tab. 5-16
Tab. 5-17 Tab. 5-18 Tab. 5-19 Tab. 5-20
Tab. 5-21
Tab. 6-1 Tab. 6-2 Tab. 6-3 Tab. 6-4
Tab. ES-1
Figures: Fig. 1-1 Fig. 1-2
Fig. 2-1 Fig. 2-2 Fig. 2-3 Fig. 2-4
Fig. 2-5 Fig. 2-6 Fig. 2-7 Fig. 2-8
Fig. 2-9 Fig. 2-10 Fig. 2-11 Fig. 2-12
Fig. 2-13 Fig. 2-14 Fig. 2-15 Fig. 2-16
Fig. 2-17 Fig. 2-18 Fig. 2-19 Fig. 2-20
Fig. 2-21
Fig. 3-1
Fig. 4-1 Fig. 4-2 Fig. 4-3 Fig. 4-4
Fig. 6-1 Fig. 6-2 Fig. 6-3 Fig. 6-4
Fig. 6-5 Fig. 6-6 Fig. 6-7 Fig. 6-8
Fig. 6-9 Fig. 6-10 Fig. 6-11
Fig. 7-1 Fig. 7-2 Fig. 7-3 Fig. 7-4
Fig. 7-5 Fig. 7-6 Fig. 7-7 Fig. 7-8
Fig. 7-9 Fig. 7-10
Fig. ES-1
Appendix A (NC): Champaign Sanborn Maps
Appendix B: Part A-EDR Illinois Water Well Report
Part B-EDR Radius Map
Appendix C: Part A-1990 Soil Data
Part B-1990 Soil Data
Part C-1991 Soil Data
Part D-1991 Soil Data
Part E-1991 Soil Data
Part F-1991 Soil Data
Part G-1992 Surface Soil Data
Appendix D: Phase II SI Logs
Appendix E: Well Construction Details
Appendix F: Part 1-GW 1990
Part 2-GW 1992
Appendix G: Geotech Data 8-9-05
Appendix H: Boring Logs 1996
Appendix I: CSI Logs 2004
Appendix J: 1999 Elevations
2000 Elevations
2001 Elevations
GW Elevation Data
Well Survey 2004
Appendix K: CSI COC App.
Appendix L: Part A-Soil 04070377R
Part B-Soil 04070448R
Part C-Soil 04070635R
Appendix M: Groundwater Analytical 2005-2006
04070740
05030451 05030451DR 05030451QC 05030451SS
05060318 05060318DR 05060318QC 05060318SS
05090845 05120697 06030912
06060698 06060698DR 06060698QC 06060698SS
06090621 06090621DR 06090621QC 06090621SS
06120390 06120390DR 06120390QC 06120390SS
Appendix N: Part A-04070535QC
Part B-04070740QC
IEPA Approval of CSIR Report 1-29-08

Off-Site Investigation

Complete Off-Site Work Plan 2-14-08
IEPA Comments on Off-Site Investigation Work Plan 3-5-08
Revised Complete Off-Site Work Plan 3-13-08
Ameren Response to IEPA Off-Site Comments 3-14-08
IEPA Approval of Off-Site Work Plan 3-25-08
Draft Offsite SIR Report
Appendix A: Hydraulic Conductivity Data Sheets
Appendix B: Groundwater Sampling Field Data Sheets
Appendix C: Well Construction and Development Logs
Appendix D: Soil Analytical Data
08040184 08040185 08040186 08040187
08040238 08040412 08040620 08050396
08050415 08050439 08050440 08050896
08060976
Appendix E: Groundwater Analytical Data
Groundwater May 2008
      Groundwater July 2008
Waste Water 1
      Waste Water 2
Appendix F: Soil Boring Logs
Appendix G: Physical Testing Laboratory Data
Figures: Fig. 1-1 Fig. 1-2 Fig. 2-1 Fig. 2-2
Fig. 2-3 Fig. 2-4 Fig. 2-5 Fig. 2-6
Fig.2-7 Fig. 2-8 Fig. 2-9 Fig. 2-10
Fig. 2-11 Fig. 3-1 Fig. 6-1 Fig. 6-2
Fig. 6-3 Fig. 6-4 Fig. 6-5
Tables: Tab. ES-1 Tab. 2-1 Tab. 2-2 Tab. 2-3
Tab. 3-1 Tab. 3-2 Tab. 4-1 Tab. 5-1
Tab. 5-2 Tab. 5-3 Tab. 5-4 Tab. 5-5
Tab. 5-6 Tab. 5-7 Tab. 5-8 Tab. 5-9
Tab. 5-10 Tab. 5-11 Tab. 6-1 Tab. 6-2
Tab. 6-3
IEPA Comments for Off-Site Investigation Report
Final Offsite SIR Report
Appendix A: Hydraulic Conductivity Data Sheets
Appendix B: Groundwater Sampling Field Data Sheets
Appendix C: Well Construction and Development Logs
Appendix D: Soil Analytical Data
08040184 08040185 08040186 08040187
08040238 08040412 08040620 08050396
08050415 08050439 08050440 08050896
08060976
Appendix E: Groundwater Analytical Data
Groundwater May 2008
      Groundwater July 2008
Waste Water 1
      Waste Water 2
Appendix F: B-800 B-801 B-802 B-803
B-804 B-805 B-806 B-807
B-809 B-811 B-812 B-813
B-814 B-815 B-816 B-817
B-818 B-819 B-820 B-821
B-822 B-823 B-824 B-825
B-826 B-827 B-828 B-829
B-830 B-831 B-832 B-833
B-834 B-835 B-836 B-837
B-838 B-839 B-840 B-841
B-843 B-844 B-845 B-846
B-847 B-848 B-849 B-850
B-851 B-852
Appendix G: Physical Testing Laboratory Data
Figures: Fig. 1-1 Fig. 1-2 Fig. 2-1 Fig. 2-2
Fig. 2-3 Fig. 2-4 Fig. 2-5 Fig. 2-6
Fig.2-7 Fig. 2-8 Fig. 2-9 Fig. 2-10
Fig. 3-1 Fig. 6-1 Fig. 6-2 Fig. 6-3
Fig. 6-4 Fig. 6-5
Tables: Tab. ES-1 Tab. 2-1 Tab. 2-2 Tab. 2-3
Tab. 3-1 Tab. 3-2 Tab. 4-1 Tab. 5-1
Tab. 5-2 Tab. 5-3 Tab. 5-4 Tab. 5-5
Tab. 5-6 Tab. 5-7 Tab. 5-8 Tab. 5-9
Tab. 5-10 Tab. 5-11 Tab. 6-1 Tab. 6-2
Tab. 6-3

Soil Data Review

Groundwater Reports

Groundwater Reports: 2010
May 2010 First Quarter Groundwater Monitoring Report
IEPA Approval of 1st Quarter 2010 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Second and Third Quarter 2010 Groundwater Report
4th Quarter 2010 Groundwater Monitoring Report
IEPA Approval Letter 2nd and 3rd Quarter Groundwater Report
 
Groundwater Reports: 2011
Champaign First Quarter 2011 Groundwater Report
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IEPA Approval of 1st Quarter 2011 Groundwater Report
IEPA Approval 2nd and 3rd Quarter Groundwater Report
Champaign MGP 2nd Quarter 2011 Groundwater Monitoring Report
IEPA Approval of 2nd Quarter 2011 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Champaign MGP 3rd Quarter 2011 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Jan. 2012 New Well Installation Proposal Figure 1
IEPA Approval of 3rd Quarter Groundwater Report
MGP 4th Quarter 2011 Groundwater Monitoring Report
IEPA Approval of 4th Quarter 2011 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Jan. 23, 2012 Well Installation Proposal
IEPA Approval of January 23, 2012 Well Installation Proposal
Jan. 2012 New Well Installation Proposal Figure 1
   
Shallow and Intermediate Monitoring Well Installation Proposal: 2012
Shallow and Intermediate Monitoring Well Installation Proposal
IEPA Approval of Shallow and Intermediate Monitoring Well Installation Proposal
Shallow and Intermediate Monitoring Well Installation Proposal Revised
IEPA Approval of Shallow and Intermediate Monitoring Well Installation Proposal Revised
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Champaign MGP 1st Quarter 2012 Groundwater Monitoring Report
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IEPA Approval of 1st Quarter 2012 Groundwater Monitoring Report
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Champaign MGP 2nd Quarter 2012 Groundwater Monitoring Report 
IEPA Comments on 2nd Quarter 2012 Groundwater Monitoring Report
IEPA Approval of 2nd Quarter 2012 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Champaign MGP 3rd Quarter 2012 Groundwater Monitoring Report 
IEPA Approval of 3rd Quarter 2012 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Champaign MGP 4th Quarter 2012 Groundwater Monitoring Report
   
Groundwater Reports: 2013 
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Champaign First Quarter 2013 Groundwater Report 
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Champaign Second Quarter 2013 Groundwater Report 
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Champaign Third Quarter 2013 Groundwater Report 
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Champaign Fourth Quarter 2013 Groundwater Report
   
Groundwater Reports: 2014 
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Champaign First Quarter 2014 Groundwater Report
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Champaign Second Quarter 2014 Groundwater Report
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Champaign Third Quarter 2014 Groundwater Report
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Champaign Fourth Quarter 2014 Groundwater Report
 
Groundwater Reports: 2015
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Champaign Second Quarter 2015 Groundwater Report
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Champaign Third Quarter 2015 Groundwater Report
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Champaign Fourth Quarter 2015 Groundwater Report
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