Final cleanup at Champaign's manufactured gas plant site delayed

Final cleanup at Champaign's manufactured gas plant site delayed

Ameren crews that are finishing up remediation work at the former site of Champaign's manufactured gas plant at Fifth and Hill streets said they've found more coal tar than expected.  So the work originally scheduled for November is now set to begin later this month.

Ameren spokesman Brian Bretsch said crews also found bricks and concrete in the section of dirt that they are digging.  So Bretsch said Ameren has to find more trucks and a second landfill to haul and deposit the material.

Bretsch said the work is expected to take three weeks.  Then, Ameren will look to get clearance from the state.  If that's granted, the company will consider its work at the site finished.

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fortherecord wrote on January 05, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Excellent reporting.. 

So where exatly is this going on? 

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on January 05, 2017 at 11:01 pm
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Corner of Fifth and Hill streets, Champaign.

Tim Ditman wrote on January 05, 2017 at 11:01 pm
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Good catch. I've noted the location. Thanks for reading!

billbtri5 wrote on January 06, 2017 at 6:01 am

...you can find plenty of trucks around here just by making a phone call...