Indian Acres Site
Indian Refining Company
Fact Sheet #3
What activities are currently taking place at this site?
American Western Refining Acquisitions, L.C., who purchased the aboveground equipment at this site,
began demolition and scrapping activities during the week of June 15, 1998. Blastco Services Company
will act as the main demolition contractor and will subcontract certain aspects of the site work such as
scrapping of equipment or removal of asbestos-containing materials. Removal of asbestos-containing
materials from outdoor piping and equipment will occur before each piece is decommissioned and
transported from the site.
How long will the demolition work take?
The demolition contractor estimates from 24 to 36 months to complete the entire decommissioning and
What kinds of contaminants are on the site?
Over the last few years, Illinois EPA has become aware of various petroleum products and petroleum
processing-related contaminants including oils, gasoline and other fuels, polyaromatic hydrocarbons
(PAHs), heavy metals (such as lead) and acidic sludges. At this writing, the full extent of site
contamination is not known.
What precautions will be taken to make sure that contaminants don't leave the site during
the current work?
Philips Services Company, a licensed asbestos contractor, will use only trained and licensed asbestos
abatement workers and will adhere to federal and state laws governing asbestos removal, disposal and
transportation and worker safety. The work plan specifies certain precautions typical of this type of
work such as:
Typical precautions for this type of work include use of:
Wet methods with surfactants and encapsulants
Polyethylene, negative pressure containments where possible
Wrap and cut pipe insulation abatement
Personnel air monitoring
There will be an Illinois EPA Bureau of Land representative at the site five days per week for the
duration of the project to assure that the terms of the decommissioning plan are met. The demolition
work plan may be viewed in the public repository at the Lawrence Public Library on 12th Street in
Lawrenceville. Also, the work plan may be viewed at the Illinois EPA's Springfield Office through a
Freedom of Information Act request. Please send a written request to Diana Gobelman, FOIA Officer,
Bureau of Land at the above address.
I live near the site. Should I be concerned about current site activities affecting my family's
If demolition work proceeds according to the contractor's work plan and requirements of federal and
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