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ATSDR - PHA - Indian Refinery - Texaco Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois

There are 13 comments on the www.atsdr.cdc.gov story from Feb 16, 2009, titled ATSDR - PHA - Indian Refinery - Texaco Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois. In it, www.atsdr.cdc.gov reports that:

TEXACO LAWRENCEVILLE LAWRENCEVILLE, LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS SUMMARY The former Indian Refining Company site is an inactive oil refinery facility on the southern edge of Lawrenceville, Illinois.

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“PIZZA BURGERS YUM!!”

Since: Sep 08

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#1 Feb 16, 2009
Refinery is no longer in operation - What is it still doing to the community

“PIZZA BURGERS YUM!!”

Since: Sep 08

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#2 Feb 16, 2009
In July and December 1996, Illinois EPA sampled several residential wells south of the Refinery. Two of the private wells contained elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic (60 parts per billion (ppb) and 58.2 ppb); however, no other contaminants were found. Many of the rural residents south of Lawrenceville use private water wells for their drinking water supplies. IDPH and Illinois EPA collected water samples from several private wells in Kirkwood Addition in January 1999. No site-related contaminants were identified at that time.

“PIZZA BURGERS YUM!!”

Since: Sep 08

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#3 Feb 16, 2009
On the other hand> Thirsty? How about a glass of arsenic? Or maybe chloroform is more to your taste? It may not sound appetizing, but a new study shows dangerous chemicals are found in water coming out of many Wabash Valley taps. The study ranks Illinois among the top ten states with the most polluted drinking water.

want to read more?

http://www.ewg.org/node/18284
Pipsgirl

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Feb 28, 2009
The refinery has been here for years! What makes anyone think it's going to be completely taken out of here? They don't give a shit about us here in Lawrence County! Never have, never will! This place is honestly a joke to live in!!
RCA

Randolph, MA

#5 Feb 28, 2009
Pipsgirl wrote:
The refinery has been here for years! What makes anyone think it's going to be completely taken out of here? They don't give a shit about us here in Lawrence County! Never have, never will! This place is honestly a joke to live in!!
Seriously, if it's such a joke, then why are you still here?

Since: Feb 09

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Mar 1, 2009
RCA wrote:
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Seriously, if it's such a joke, then why are you still here?
I'm still here because my family is here! I have my own opinion about Lawrence County, as does anyone. I was only making a ligitiment comment as to the Refinery, and the elements that have stayed since it's going out of business!
RCA

Randolph, MA

#7 Mar 1, 2009
Pipsgirl wrote:
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I'm still here because my family is here! I have my own opinion about Lawrence County, as does anyone. I was only making a ligitiment comment as to the Refinery, and the elements that have stayed since it's going out of business!
Sorry, but the 'elements' were here before the refinery left. It is unfortunate, but many years back people had little knowledge of the health related issues of a booming economy in our small town...the 'glory days' of Lawrence County...employment was high, the wages were good...these were the things that fed the county. Oh, and let's not forget the tax relief. But alas, this did not come without a price as the refinery pulled the plug and left us holding the bag so to speak. Have you made a trip south of town lately? Clean-up has started.
joe

Noblesville, IN

#8 Mar 2, 2009
I remember the smell to this day that the refinery put out.It was like rotten eggs but,it was the smell of money.

“I smell like rasberries”

Since: Jan 09

Lawrenceville

#9 Mar 2, 2009
I remember when they thought it was going to blow up and they were evactuating the neighborhood directly north of it. People thought it was going to take out the entire town.
RCA

Randolph, MA

#10 Mar 2, 2009
joe wrote:
I remember the smell to this day that the refinery put out.It was like rotten eggs but,it was the smell of money.
Many of the employees would disagree that it was coming from the refinery, but from the industry next to it....but yes, it was still the 'smell of money.'
RCA

Randolph, MA

#11 Mar 2, 2009
The Water Cooler wrote:
I remember when they thought it was going to blow up and they were evactuating the neighborhood directly north of it. People thought it was going to take out the entire town.
Are your referring to the fire that made national news years ago? It was under the watchful eye of Mr. Lee Townsend...the man who saved the day.
mamamamia

United States

#12 Mar 2, 2009
legitiment?????????? o.k.

“I smell like rasberries”

Since: Jan 09

Lawrenceville

#13 Mar 9, 2009
Oh snap!!! Macuser- I just drank the water!!!

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