On April 3, 2001, a vehicle accident involving a tanker truck owned by J. McDaniel Transportation, Inc. (McDaniel's) resulted in the release of approximately 8,800 gallons of gasoline into Sugar Creek in McLean County, IL. The spilled gasoline entered into a drainageway that carried it to Sugar Creek where it caused the death of fish and other aquatic life in a reach that extended 4 miles.
An NRDA was completed by the Illinois Natural Resource Trustees. McDaniel's agreed to compensate the public for losses related to the release. A settlement was agreed to by all parties. The matter was settled in February of 2007.
Development of a restoration project is ongoing and public comment will be sought during this planning process.