J. McDaniel Transportation to pay fine after gasoline spill

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J. McDaniel Transportation will pay a $25,000 fine as a result of a gasoline spill from a tanker truck near McLean, Va., according to the Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph. Attorney General Lisa Madigan negotiated the agreement on behalf of the state’s Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the newspaper reported Monday, March 26.

The Newton, Ill.-based trucking company will pay $25,000 to help fund natural resource restoration projects involving Sugar Creek, the Pantagraph reported. The plans will be available for public review and comment later this year, according to the newspaper; after the initial cleanup, the state sought money for damages not addressed in that cleanup.

Due to a truck accident on April 3, 2001, gasoline spilled on U.S. 136 near McLean and went to a drainage area carrying the waste to Sugar Creek, causing to a fish kill about four miles long, according to the joint statement from the agencies.