EPA Wants Rail Company To Clean Up After Derailment

By Vanessa Johnson

October 13, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:15 AM CDT

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has asked the attorney general's office to take action against a rail company following last week's derailment near Tiskilwa.

The train, operated by Iowa Interstate Railroad, derailed on October 7th resulting in an ethanol fueled fire, and temporary evacuation of Tiskilwa residents.

The EPA wants the rail company to pay for environmental cleanup and ongoing testing of the soil, groundwater and surface water in the area.

The agency is also asking the company report and implement preventative measures for future incidents.

The train was shipping ethanol and other materials for Decatur-based corn processor Archer Daniels Midland Company.

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