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Clean-up progressing on Firestone building

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Series of pipes force air underground to purify soil

By Linda Ireland

After many years of delays, the state is cleaning up the soil and groundwater contamination at the old Firestone building at 803 S. Lincoln Blvd.

The site once held three underground storage tanks for retail gasoline sales. The tanks were removed in 1998, according to Trent Garrison, state reviewer and geologist, Corrective Action Section, Underground Storage Tank Branch, Division of Waste Management. At that time, “elevated constituent concentrations were encountered” in the excavation – both in soil and groundwater, according to a DWM report.


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