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February 14, 2017

Posted  February 14, 2017

Illinois announced a settlement with Delaware-based BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) following a train derailment that caused a crude oil spill near the city of Galena. The settlement resolves environmental concerns that arose in 2015 when a BNSF train derailed, spilling a large amount of crude oil that ignited near Galena, Ill. Following the spill, Madigan’s office obtained an agreed court order to require BNSF to clean up the crash site and monitor it for crude oil contamination. To clean up the site, BNSF spent more than $10.5 million, including reimbursements to state and local authorities for costs incurred. BNSF has continued to monitor the site, and to date, there is no evidence of groundwater contamination. IL

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