State Senator Asks Attorney General To Investigate Natural Gas Leak

October 20, 2017
Republican State Senator Chapin Rose of Mahomet.

State senator Chapin Rose of Mahomet is asking the Illinois Attorney General to investigate Peoples Gas

Seth Perlman / AP

A state senator representing western Champaign County is asking the Illinois Attorney General to investigate Peoples Gas, after a natural gas leak contaminated at least five private water wells north of Mahomet.

Republican Chapin Rose sent a letter to Attorney General Lisa Madigan this week, asking her to open an investigation into the gas leak discovered in December of 2016.

In the letter, Rose says there needs to be an independent scientific investigation of the natural gas spill to see how widespread the damage is.

A representative from the Attorney General’s office has confirmed to WILL that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources referred this spill to Madigan and that the attorney general is looking into the incident.

Rose's letter to the Attorney General is below:

 

 

Story source: WILL