DECATUR-You may have noticed a large
tent near MLK and Wood streets. It's where Ameren is cleaning up an
old coal gasification site.
Workers are going to dig into the
ground sometimes to depths of 25-feet to remove coal tar.
They'll send any contaminated soil or
waste to a landfill and fill the land with clean soil.
Ameren says there's no exposure concern
now and they're working to keep it that way.
The property covers three acres and it
will take a year and a half to remediate all of it.