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Phillips 66 Gas Station - Morris, IL
Leaking Underground Storage Tank

The Morris 66 property is an existing gasoline filling station with two gasoline underground storage tank systems (USTs) in operation. In 1993, four gasoline leaking underground storage tank (LUST) systems were removed from the site by Clark Oil during their ownership and operation of the gas station. A gasoline release incident was reported to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) in 1993 for the gasoline contamination at the property resulting in LUST incident number 931064.

Mr. McLuckie purchased the property when Clark Oil went bankrupt and retained Robinson Engineering’s affiliate company, GEOCON Professional Services, LLC (GEOCON) to resolve the outstanding LUST incident with the IEPA. In 2008, GEOCON conducted a subsurface soil and groundwater investigation at the site to further evaluate the petroleum impact to the property that was initially assessed by Clark Oil. A Tier 2 Evaluation, a Highway Authority Agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation for contamination in the adjacent right-of-way and reliance on existing Engineered Barriers allowed GEOCON to resolve the incident with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). In March 2012, the IEPA issued a No Further Remediation Letter to McLuckie for the LUST incident with land use restrictions.

Key Project Elements

• Technical Tier 2 Soil and Groundwater Evaluation in accordance with the Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives (TACO) regulation

• Utilization of previous assessment data eliminated additional investigation work and allowed for the completion of the project in a timely and cost effective manner for our client

• Preparation of complete reimbursement claims allowed for 100% reimbursement from the Illinois UST Fund for the corrective action costs incurred by the owner/operator

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