Quick Illinois Facts:
*Over 130 manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites have been identifi ed in Illinois.
*Over 80% of these sites are enrolled in the SRP.
*Completion letters have been issued for 12 MGP sites:
identifi ed in
AmerenCIPS Manufactured Gas Plant
(Beardstown) 2.5 acres
In 2000, AmerenCIPS began preparing a former
manufactured gas plant facility for cleanup with the
construction of a temporary air containment dome. A
ventilation system in the dome maintains the internal
air at a lower pressure than the outside air and fi lters
dust, vapors and odors resulting from the excavation
of six underground structures containing tar and
oil and contaminated soils. Air monitoring stations
are located around the site to detect any airborne
emissions that escape the dome.
In February 2001, Ameren CIPS began the
excavation and removal of an anticipated 7,000 cubic
yards of coal tar wastes and soils. Excavated material
is hauled from the site in trucks with covered and
lined trailers to a permitted treatment or disposal
facility. The trucks are washed before leaving the
site to prevent spreading contamination off-site. The
excavated areas will be backfi lled and paved.
AmerenCIPS expects to complete the removal of
waste and contaminated soil in 2001. AmerenCIPS
will continue to operate the site as an equipment and
materials storage yard employing 23 people.
SRP Project Manager: Ed Salch
1. Peoples Gas & Light (Chicago)
2. New Frontier Development Company (Deerfi eld)
3. Commonwealth Edison Company (DuQuoin)
4. Illinois Power Town Gas Plant (Greenville)
5. Nicor Gas (LaGrange)
6. CILCO Energy Control Center (Peoria)
7. CILCO Gas Plant (Peoria)
8. Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric (Rock Island)
9. ComEd TSS 85 (Skokie)
10. CILCO Gas Plant (Springfi eld)
11. Vector-Springfi eld, Limited (Springfi eld)
12. Illinois Power Town Gas Plant (Staunton)
Excavated Material in Lined Containers Located Inside
Containment Dome Awaiting Off-site Disposal
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