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Champaign Manufactured Gas Plant

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Overview

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.

Contact

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:

     Brad Frost
     Office of Community Relations
     Illinois EPA
     P.O. Box 19276
     Springfield IL 62794-9276
     Phone: 217.782.7027
     Email: Brad.Frost@illinois.gov

Project Status Report, Mar. 2013 (PDF)

In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Work Plan, Champaign Former MGP, Mar. 2013 (PDF)

IEPA Approval Letter for Work Plan, Apr. 2013 (PDF)

Evaluation of Soil Gas Data (PDF)

IEPA Concurrence with Evaluation of Soil Gas Data (PDF)

In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Remediation Program, Phase 2A, June 18, 2013 (PDF)

In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Remediation Program, Phase 2B, July 24, 2013 (PDF)

CSI Report (PDF)

Remedial Objectives Report (PDF), former manufactured gas plant, Champaign, Illinois; dated 12/5/2008

Remedial Action Plan (PDF), former manufactured gas plant, Champaign, Illinois; dated 12/2008

IEPA Comments on Remedial Objectives Report and Remedial Action Plan (PDF)

Ameren Responses to IEPA comments on ROR and RAP (PDF)

IEPA Final Approval of On-Site Remedial Objectives Report and Remedial Action Plan (PDF)

Remedial Action Plan Addendum

Ambient air monitoring plan, dated 6/12/09

Educational Stormwater Permit Inspection Report (PDF)

Groundwater Reports: 2010

Groundwater Reports: 2011

Shallow and Intermediate Monitoring Well Installation Proposal: 2012

Groundwater Reports: 2013

Groundwater Reports: 2014

Groundwater Reports: 2015

Groundwater Reports: 2016

Groundwater Reports: 2017

Groundwater Reports: 2018

Groundwater Reports: 2019

 

 

 

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