Go To Search
HomePrintEmail
Click to Home

General Press Releases

Posted on: October 23, 2017

Southeast DuPage Gasoline Leak Update

Village of Westmont
Date Issued: October 23, 2017

Village of Westmont and other local authorities met with representatives of Speedway on Monday, October 23 regarding the gasoline leak reported October 20 in south Westmont. The status of the situation remains stable and the mitigation/inspection process continues.

Speedway has personnel and contractors on site working to mitigate the situation and test for gasoline and gas vapor in the sewer system. While testing has revealed some areas to have higher readings than other areas, no dangerous and/or explosive levels have been found since the mitigation process began. When higher than usual readings have occurred, Speedway has sent representatives to homes in those areas to notify residents and take additional readings.

Since approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, October 20, there have been no reports of flashes/explosions in buildings. During this time, there have been additional reports of gasoline smell in the area, but all reports were investigated and determined to be at a nuisance level only and not dangerous. Additionally, there were reports of a noise sounding like a minor explosion on the evening of Saturday, October 21, but upon investigation, no physical evidence of damage was found.

As of Friday afternoon, the sanitary sewer line in question was plugged to prevent any further contamination. Also, the leak at the Speedway Gas Station on South Cass Avenue has been stopped and all of the gasoline from the underground storage tanks at Speedway have been removed. The sanitary lines continue to be mitigated by adding emulsifiers and flushing the lines with water.

Illinois EPA is in charge of the investigation in regard to all environmental concerns and the State Fire Marshal is responsible for conducting the investigation regarding the underground storage tanks at the Speedway Gas Station.

Speedway continues to work with local agencies on this matter and has established a process by which individuals and businesses adversely impacted by this event can submit claims. Those businesses or individuals can reference the Speedway Response website,
www.speedwayresponse.com, or call 866-601-5880.

The status of the situation remains stable, however, if citizens smell gasoline in their home or business, they should call 9-1-1 immediately.

###

CONTACT:
Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director
Public Information Office
630-417-0280
lmcintyre@westmont.il.gov

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in General Press Releases

Village Offices Closed Nov. 23 & 24

Posted on: November 17, 2017

2017 Halloween Events & Safety

Posted on: October 24, 2017

Wicked West Fest - Fall Events Schedule

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Westmont Historical Essay Contest

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Free Pet Health Fair Oct. 7

Posted on: September 28, 2017

Fire Dept. Open House Oct. 7

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Mosquito Hotline Sign-Up

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Westmont Park Named After Diane Main

Posted on: July 19, 2017
4th of July Fireworks

4th of July Photo Album

Posted on: July 5, 2017

Westmont-Area Cooling Centers

Posted on: June 9, 2017

2017 Westmont Rain Barrel Program

Posted on: May 10, 2017

2017 Adopt-A-Hydrant Program

Posted on: March 22, 2017

Blue Ribbon Project

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Westmont Cop On Top May 19

Posted on: March 22, 2017

GREEN Speaker Series Big Success

Posted on: April 17, 2017

2017 Spring Citizens Fire Academy Sign-Up

Posted on: February 22, 2017

Four Residents Rescued In Apartment Fire

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Community Survey Seeks Citizen Feedback

Posted on: January 6, 2017

2017 Recycling & Garbage Schedule

Posted on: January 6, 2017

Winter Weather Safety Information

Posted on: December 15, 2016

2017 Westmont Commuter Permit Parking

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Fire Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Posted on: December 5, 2016

Coat Drive Starts Dec. 1

Posted on: December 1, 2016

Free Yard Waste Collection In November

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Westmont 95th Anniversary Essay Contest

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Mosquito Spraying Update

Posted on: August 17, 2016

West Nile Lab Testing

Posted on: August 15, 2016
ribboncutting.jpg

Blue Ribbon Cutting

Posted on: August 15, 2016
Barrel_pics_2014_070_uid9212013910191.jpg

2016 Westmont Rain Barrel Program

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Westmont Cooling Centers

Posted on: July 25, 2016
Sgt. Radtke Swearing In Ceremony

Radtke Promoted To Sergeant

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Adopt-A-Hydrant Program Returns

Posted on: June 28, 2016
Spencer Parker and Trustee Marie Johanik-Guzzo

Finance Department Earns GFOA Award

Posted on: March 18, 2016
Susan Friend of SEASPAR and Mayor Gunter

SEASPAR Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Posted on: March 17, 2016

Village Approves Strategic Plan

Posted on: January 16, 2016

Taiwanese Police Officials Visit Westmont

Posted on: November 16, 2015

2015 Halloween Events & Safety

Posted on: October 6, 2015

Stormwater Management Program Updates

Posted on: September 16, 2015
Retirees

Village Honors Retirees

Posted on: September 9, 2015

Village Earns Perfect IMAP Safety Score

Posted on: September 9, 2015

Back To School Safety Tips

Posted on: August 24, 2015
Kids Safety Camp

Kids Safety Camp Has A Great Summer

Posted on: August 14, 2015

Village Discusses Video Gaming Code

Posted on: August 6, 2015

Teen Camp Olympics Comes To Westmont

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Mosquito Spraying Update

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Annual Community Awards Dinner

Posted on: March 26, 2015

Westmont Looking For Blockheads

Posted on: December 23, 2014

Community Coat Drive Has Record Year

Posted on: January 22, 2015

Building Permits & Inspections

Posted on: January 5, 2015

New Years Eve Safety Tips

Posted on: December 30, 2014

Westmont Adopt-A-Hydrant Program

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Coyote & Wildlife Awareness

Posted on: October 28, 2014

Fall Safety Tips

Posted on: September 29, 2014

Tree Removal & Replanting Update

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Village Welcomes Hilton To Westmont

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Fourth of July Safety

Posted on: June 30, 2014

Residential Construction Projects

Posted on: April 16, 2014