Joliet Chemical Fire

Will County, IL - Region V

 

Site Contact:

Jacob Hassan
OSC

hassan.jacob@epa.gov

20604 Amherst Court
Will County, IL 60433
response.epa.gov/jolietchemicalfire

Latitude: 41.5126201
Longitude: -88.0189452
NRC#: 1254277

On August 3-4, 2019, a large fire destroyed the MPG Industries, Inc. chemical plant. The fire completely destroyed the working area of facility and resulted in firefighting water being released from the site. EPA assistance was requested by state and local officials on August 7, 2019 to assess the site and conduct emergency site stabilization/cleanup activities, which were completed by mid-September.

EPA entered into an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent with the plant owners on October 9, 2019 to clean up the site. EPA will be conducting oversight of cleanup operations, which are expected to be completed by the end of the year.

This website contains photos, documentation and updates on work progress.


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