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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 […]