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BP Amoco Update
On Monday, November 19, 2012 the Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission and Village Board considered multiple items related to the continued operation of a BP Amoco gas station, located at 10477 120th Avenue. Earlier this year, a BP Amoco station near I-94 and Highway 165 was ordered to stop an ongoing illicit discharge of petroleum products into a drainage ditch adjacent to the property. The discharge was 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.

On November 19, the Village Plan Commission and Board considered and approved an agreement with the station owners outlining a specific actions and related due dates that the owners must meet in order to properly remediate the contamination. Owners will submit regular progress updates, and Village staff will continue to make regular visits to the site to ensure that the conditions of the agreement are being met.

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