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AGREEMENT TO CORRECT ILLICIT DISCHARGE EXPECTED IN OCTOBER
Earlier this year, a BP Amoco station located at 10477 120th Avenue was ordered to stop an ongoing illicit discharge of petroleum products into a drainage ditch adjacent to the property. The discharge is indicating soil and groundwater contamination. The station owners were also ordered to develop and implement a plan to remove the contamination. The discharge was initially brought to the attention of the Village, the State Department of Natural Resources, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation during 2011, and discussions with the station began.
After repeated requests, regarding the stationís plans to stop the discharge and remediate the contamination, were not met with sufficient response from the station owner, the Village initiated the process to revoke or suspend the stationís conditional use permit, a permit which allows them to remain in business. Since that time, station owners have been working with the Village and environmental consultants to properly address the discharge and remediation. In September, the Village Plan Commission agreed with Village staffís recomendation to continue consideration of the matter to an October 15 special meeting.
Staff has indicated that an acceptable plan to stop the discharge, to remediate the contamination, and to monitor the surrounding soils and groundwater on an ongoing basis should be completed by the October 15 meeting.