Wednesday, September 24, 2008

BP gas spill update

Reported by the WRAs Lauresha Xhihani:

Cleanup of a gasoline spill at a BP station at 901 West Main St. could take several years to complete. It's not known if the station will ever open again.

After searching the ground and the company's records, the Department of Environmental Protection determined that 10,000 to 11,000 of gasoline had leaked into the soil. Station owner Warex Equities of New York reported the gasoline missing on June 20.

In a first phase cleanup, 4,000 cubic yards of "heavily contaminated soil" was removed from the site starting in late June.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

Funny how not much info was given at council meetings or even in the Herald on this huge gas spill. I don't blame the residents on Mountain Road for being worried and upset.
Last info I thought I heard from Milone was that the station should or could be up and running by December.
Guess that's not likely to be the case.

Anonymous said...

Do you think we can squeeze some of that gas out of the dirt?