Duck Creek Power Plant Demolition Public Notice

Per Public Act 102-0631 (415 ILCS 5/3.141) Duck Creek Power Station Demolition Notice:

Illinois Power Generating Company, LLC plans to begin environmental abatement and demolition of the Duck Creek Power Station located at 17751 North Cilco Road, Canton, IL 61520 on Feb 24, 2023.

Demolition activities will take place between Feb 24, 2023, and Jan 31, 2024, during daylight hours. Environmental abatement will occur between Feb 24, 2023, and Mar 31, 2023. Structural demolition will begin on Mar 1, 2023, and finish on Jan 15, 2024. Implosions of boiler building, and two stacks will take place as follows:

New Stack – Oct 15, 2023, 8:00 am

Old Stack Oct – 15, 2023, 8:20 am

Boiler Building – Oct 15, 2023, 8:40 am

Turbine pedestal- Oct 15, 2023, 9:00 am

The power plant structures, and two chimneys will be demolished.

Regulated materials that may be contained in the demolition scope include asbestos, mercury containing equipment, lead paint, and potentially PCB containing construction materials such as caulks. These regulated materials will be abated and transported in accordance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances.

The demolition work will be completed by Spirtas Company DBA Spirtas Wrecking Company, 951 Skinker Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63112.

No federal, state, or local permits are required for the demolition.  A 60-day notice was filed with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) for coal fueled power plant demolition.  A minimum of 10 working days prior to start of the demolition and asbestos abatement work, a STATE OF ILLINOIS DEMOLITION/RENOVATION/ASBESTOS PROJECT NOTIFICATION FORM will be filed with the IEPA Air Bureau and Illinois Department of Public Health.

The demolition will occur approximately 750 feet from an unlined CCR impoundment, which has only nominal material remaining. The closest CCR impoundment with material remaining is 0.6 miles away.  There are no public water sources within the vicinity of the plant.

All contractors working at the site will follow all Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.  The contractor will implement best management practices for the project, including dust mitigation pursuant to a dust control plan submitted to IEPA and available at the following locations and websites:

Copies of the public notice, plans and the project schedule are available at the following locations and websites:

1. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Air Pollution Control, 1000 Converse Avenue FL3, Springfield, IL 62794

2. Fulton County Courthouse, County Clerk Office, 100 N. Main St. Lewistown, IL 61542

3. Canton Illinois City Hall, 2 N Main St. Canton, IL 61520

4. www.renewillinoispower.com/duckcreekdemo

5. https://www.spirtas.com/illinois-public-notice-for-duck-creek-power-plant-demolition-project-2023/

6. www.fultonco.org

7. https://www.cantonillinois.org/city-of-canton/

Click on documents below to view:

Duck Creek Demo notification letter IEPA

Duck Creek General Work Plan including Fugitive Dust Control Plan