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Gasoline contamination delays Hwy 3 construction
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Thu, 07/07/2005 - 6:03am
I talked with MN DOT employee Anthony Stakston this morning. He said that gasoline-contaminated water was discovered at the site last week (to the north and west of the fire hydrant in the photo - click for a larger view).Testing revealed that it's at a level that'll require it to be treated before it can be dumped into the sanitary water treatment system. MN DOT has contracted with a company to treat the contaminated water.
Stakston said it appears that buildings were once located on the site. Were they gas stations? If you're a longtime Northfielder and can remember what was located on this site, attach a comment to this post or contact me.
And a tip of the blogging hat to Kurt Larson, Larson's Printing, for providing me the lead on this story. His retail business on the West Side on Water St. has been significantly reduced because of the construction.
11 am update: Sue Odette emailed me: "Milford Cannedy had a gas station on this corner for many years and Heyerholm motors was located just to the east of this corner for many years."
Full disclosure: Larson's Printing is a client.