The Galesburg Fire Department responded to a call for a possible diesel fuel leak at or near 3150 Log City Trail near South Lake Storey on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 4:04 pm. The Fremont Street crew responded and upon investigation discovered diesel fuel leaking into a small creek that flows into Lake Storey from a building near there. The Galesburg Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team was immediately dispatched to contain the spill. They used large absorbent booms that were placed to contain the spill in a small area of the lake.
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services is working with remediation experts to address any issues resulting from the fuel leak and stated that the health and safety of the residents of Illinois continues to be a top priority. The Illinois EPA also responded this morning and indicated the leak had successfully been stopped, and an environmental contractor had been hired by the State of Illinois. The Illinois EPA stated they appreciated the work of the Galesburg Fire Department in containing any impact on Lake Storey. The Illinois EPA will continue to oversee the remediation of the site.
***Courtesy of the City of Galesburg***