No Cancer-Causing Material in Jet Fuel: Palos Park Official

G. Darryl Reed says the spill doesn't appear to have had harmful substances.

The kerosene jet fuel that spilled out of a pipeline running underground through Palos Park doesn't to have carcinogens, one village official said last week.

Village Commissioner G. Darryl Reed told The Regional News that it took more than a month to get documents from two companies that own and operate the pipeline which indicate the leaked substance from the August spill did not contain cancer-causing chemicals.

In September, officials from West Shore Pipe Line and Buckeye Partner L.P., companies that own and operate the pipeline, estimated that 30,000 gallons of fuel was lost when it sprung a leak on Aug. 27. The pipeline, which carries various kind of fuel across the region, has started operating again.

, according to Sun-Times Media.

Traffic was shut down on Cal Sag Road for about five days while a group of workers and local, state and federal officials monitored the initial cleanup and repair. Some of the fuel reached the nearby Calumet Sag Channel, which was closed for about a day before reopened to traffic by the Coast Guard.

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Read more:

  • Judge Orders Probe of Pipeline Company
  • Cal Sag Spill: Was it Handled Well?
  • UPDATE: Cal Sag Road Opens to Traffic
  • Cause of Fuel Leak Remains Under Investigation
  • Cal Sag Road Closure Could Last Through Friday


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