The Buckeye Partners pipeline group is addressing the recent Limestone Township spill (Thursday). The company along with Wood River Pipe Lines LLC is scheduled to meet at the Kankakee County Sheriff's Complex.
Buckeye Partners are also expected to recognize the Kankakee County Emergency Management Agency.
Meawhile... Circuit Court County Judge Adrienne Albrecht has ordered Buckeye Partners LP and Wood River Pipe Lines LLC to fully investigate the cause of a 1,500-gallon gasoline pipeline spill near Illinois Route 113 last month and provide ongoing environmental monitoring.
An injunction issued Friday orders the companies will have to submit proposals for continual monitoring of groundwater and the Kankakee River for pollution and continued testing of residential wells in the area.
The companies tested 39 residential wells immediately after the spill, which occurred at the intersection of Route 113 and Pipeline Road in Limestone Township. There's been no contamination found.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency determined about 1,500 gallons of a gasoline-diesel fuel mix was released.
The judge's order also requires the companies to provide full reports on their clean-up effort to IEPA. Compliance with the order will be monitored by the court.