Emergency Spill Response

Accidents happen! If you witness an environmental spill, contact emergency personnel promptly. Environmental Compliance maintains a reporting protocol that outlines the procedures to be followed in the event of a release. The protocol is for general use by university students and staff. This Standard Operating Procedure provides directions to follow if a suspect substance is released or discovered.


REPORT A SPILL

If a release is LIFE THREATENING, dial 911.

If a release is NON-LIFE THREATENING, call the Service Office (217) 333-0340.

After hours, press 0 to be redirected to Public Safety.

Give the following information if it can be obtained safely:

  • Location of the release (facility address and phone number)
  • Date and time of the release
  • Type of substance released
  • Source of the release
  • Spill location (inside building or outside building)
  • Estimate total quantity released
  • Estimate quantity that entered a storm sewer, sanitary sewer, Boneyard Creek, or Embarras River
  • Cause of the release
  • Damages or injuries caused by the release
  • Actions used to stop, control or mitigate the effects of the release
  • Whether any life is threatened by the release
  • Other persons who have been contacted