Frequency of incidents related to hazmat spills on the regional transportation system

There were 220 hazmat related incidents on the transportation system in Champaign County from 1990 to 2018. Most of the hazmat spill/leak incidents took place in the urbanized area. The table and chart below show the frequencies of hazmat transportation related incidents in the Cities of Champaign and Urbana from 1990 to 2018.

The total number of hazmat spill incidents in the Champaign-Urbana urbanized area decreased from two in 2017 to one in 2018. Last year’s hazmat spill occurred in the City of Champaign. Additionally, there was one hazmat spill in outside of the urbanized area, in the Village of Pesotum.

Hazmat Transportation Related Incidents

YearCity of ChampaignCity of UrbanaTotalYearCity of ChampaignCity of UrbanaTotal
19907310200510010
19915272006303
19924262007819
19934592008707
19942242009202
19955162010000
19963032011404
19975162012011
19984262013101
19992132014314
20002242015101
20014152016202
20024042017112
20033142018101
2004202
Data Source: Hazardous Material Commodity Flow Study for Champaign County. Illinois Emergency Management Agency, 2018 Hazardous Materials Incident Reports.
Hazmat spill related accidents: Incidents happened in the transportation system with more than 50 gals or unknown amount of hazmat released.

Hazmat Spill Related Incidents PM Summary

Goal Maintain, preserve and operate its existing transportation system in a safe and secure usable state to provide safe, efficient and reliable movement of people, goods, services in the short term, and in the long term, achieve the 2019 goal of zero deaths and disabling injuries.
Objective Reduce the number of hazardous materials and potential exposure incidents in the urbanized area by 5% by 2020 by tracking and understanding regional commodity flows
Performance Measure Frequency of incidents related to hazmat spills on the regional transportation system
2016 Rating

There were two hazmat spill related incidents in the City of Champaign, and one in the Village of Rantoul in 2016. Only 1 incident related to
hazmat spills were reported in 2015. There were relatively steady number of hazmat spill related incidents (2) on the regional transportation system since 2013, according to 5-year rolling averages. Neutral rating.

2017 Rating

There were two hazmat spill related incidents in the region, same with 2016 totals, one incident increase from 2015. Neutral Rating.

2018 Rating

There was one hazmat spill related incident in the City of Champaign in 2018. The 5-year rolling average for 2018 is approximately 10 percent below the 2015 rolling average. Positive rating.