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Kankakee County EMA presented $15,000 for pipeline clean-up help

The Buckeye Partners pipeline group said 'Thank You' today (Thurs) to Kankakee County for help in last month's gasoline pipeline spill in Limestone Township.

Buckeye's Sr. Manager, Pat Hodgins, said monitoring continues to make sure all parties are satisfied. He said the area is safe. Contaminated soil has been removed.

Kankakee County emergency responders, Hodgins said, dud a great job keeping the area's citizens well-informed during the clean-up process.

Buckeye Partners presented the Kankakee County Emergency Management Agency with a $15,000 check. The money. County EMA Coordinator Dave Zinanni said, will be used to upgrade response equipment.

Testing of 39 residential wells after the spill near Route 113 has turned up no contamination.

94.1 WGFA