Urbana Campus Spill Containment Exercise

Oct 08, 2019

Spill Containment

CHAMPAIGN, IL – F&S, the Division of Public Safety, and the Champaign Fire Department will conduct a spill containment exercise on the morning of Tuesday, October 15.

To simulate a large oil spill from the fuel farm during this year's mock scenario, dye will be placed in storm drains near the university's oil storage tanks on South Oak Street; the dye will then travel south to the Embarras River watershed.

The exercise is required annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and satisfies Abbott Power Plant’s Facility Response Plan requirements. More information about spill response is available on the F&S website.

For questions, please contact Bill Walsh, 217-300-7707, coordinator, special programs, F&S Safety and Compliance.