Monitoring Romeoville Prairie Nature Preserve

James Miner is assisting the Nature Preserves Commission regarding a recent oil pipeline break adjacent to the Romeoville Prairie Nature Preserve in Romeoville, Illinois. The spill released approximately 400,000 gallons of crude oil. Although free product was reported to be stopped prior to entering the preserve in surface water, some dissolved phase contaminants were found in the preserve. He has attended numerous meetings and conference calls, reviewed monitoring and sampling plans, and analyzed water-level and water-quality data. The monitoring and other activities are likely to continue for several months.