Browsing All posts tagged under »Leaking Underground Storage Tanks«

Cleaning up gasoline contamination in Torch Lake Village, Part III

March 10, 2010


I see that I omitted to post a copy of the February 18, 2010 Elk Rapids News story here on Torch Lake Views. Since a number of people are reading the first two parts here, I thought I’d better catch up. Parts I and II in the series described how gasoline got into the drinking […]

Five treatment wells and a red truck

February 11, 2010


Nearly four decades ago underground storage tanks at the Standard Service Station in Torch Lake Village began to leak.  The gasoline contaminated the soil, the groundwater, and some nearby drinking water wells.  Eventually it contaminated a community well at Bay Harbor Club. The service station is long gone. The gasoline remains. Part I of this […]

Cleanup to begin at Torch Lake gasoline contamination site

February 5, 2010


This story was published in this week’s Elk Rapids News.  If you’ve already read it, thanks, and we’ll see you over here tomorrow.  For those of you who missed it, probably because you’re in Florida or Arizona for the winter, this is your chance to catch up.  Jack Norris of Torch Lake Township has researched this issue […]

Bugs, invading plants, and the trouble with LUST

May 29, 2009


I tell you, there is no end to the misadventures that are possible. We are in the midst of the annual Flight of the Miserable Little Black Helicopters. I do not know what they are, but I’d be glad to have a name to pin to them, so that I could curse them by it. […]