Substance leaking into creek

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Update: 7:15 pm, 4/15/19, Monday 

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Crews now know the source of a leak which spilled diesel fuel into Boneyard Creek. 

It came from an underground fuel storage tank at a construction site in Champaign. Construction workers were digging at the site and ran into an abandoned tank underground. The fuel leaked for at least two hours. Dozens of gallons were spilled.

The water in the Boneyard Creek flows to the Sanitary District treatment plant in Urbana. Firefighters say they don’t think there will be any major consequences. The plant should be able to filter it all out.

Original: 4:00 pm, 4/15/2019, Monday

URBANA, Ill. — Crews are on scene of an unknown substance leaking into Boneyard Creek.

Firefighters were called out just before 3. They are trying to find out the cause and what the substance is. At this time they believe the source is west of Wright Street. Champaign Fire is working with them to narrow down the source. 

The creek water flows all the way down to the sanitary district treatment plant in Urbana. Fire dept. is damming up the creek to collect hazardous contaminants from flowing further. 

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