Thousands of gallons of fuel spill into Champaign County creek

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SIDNEY - Officials in a Champaign County village are concerned that fish in a nearby creek could be threatened by a recent diesel fuel spill.

The spill happened Saturday morning, when approximately 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from a railroad car into a creek in Sidney.  Village officials are worried that the spill could kill fish that live in the creek.

According to Illinois Environmental Protection Agency officials, a railroad contractor was doing cleanup work in Sidney on Monday, and that a containment boom will be installed to help remove the fuel from the water.  Sidney Fire Chief Earl Bennett says that this spill does not have any effect on the village's drinking water.
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