On May 18, 2019, at approximately 10:10AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of North Cornerstone Drive and Remington Drive, Volo, for a reported chemical spill.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a TruGreen Fertilizer Truck, which leaked approximately 200 gallons of liquid fertilizer into a storm drain. Fox Lake Fire and HazMat Teams responded to the scene and determined the fertilizer which leaked into the storm drain didn’t pose an immediate hazard to the surrounding community. HazMat crews dammed the storm drains in an effort to prevent the fertilizer from flowing further into the drains.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Lake County Health Department, and the Village of Volo were made aware of the situation. An environmental group is responding to the scene for clean-up/decontamination.
The cause of the leak appears to be from a faulty container holding the fertilizer.