Superfund Site:

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PUBLIC SERVICE CO.
TAYLORVILLE, IL

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Janet Pope
(312) 353-0628

Remedial Project Manager
DAVID LINNEAR
(312) 886-1841

Site Location

Street Address:
SOUTH WEBSTER STREET, TAYLORVILLE, IL 62568

Background

The 1-acre Central Illinois Public Service Company (Ameren CIPS) site is located at 917 south Webster Street in Taylorville, Illinois. A manufactured gas plant operated at the site from 1892 until 1932. The coal gasification process produced a byproduct called coal tar. Coal tar is a mixture of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene as well as a class of compounds known as polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which include compounds such as naphthalene and benzo(a)pyrene. As a result of the operations, coal tar contaminated ...
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