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Panel advises on petroleum sites

Detroit Free Press - James Prichard, AP

http://www.freep.com/money/business/petroleum17e_20050617.htm

Panel advises on petroleum sites

BY JAMES PRICHARD
ASSOCIATED PRESS

June 17, 2005

GRAND RAPIDS -- The newly formed Refined Petroleum Cleanup Advisory Council has given Michigan its first recommendations regarding the use of $59.3 million in fees collected from the sale of petroleum products.

The money is to help gas stations and other owners of leaking underground petroleum-storage tanks pay for cleaning up contamination.

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"We want to use the money to address the most critical sites first, those that pose the greatest threats to the environment," said Vermeulen, a Grand Rapids lawyer.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality would get the remaining 25% of the money to administer the program and clean up underground tanks at hundreds of so-called orphan sites where there are no viable responsible parties.

Copyright © 2005 Detroit Free Press Inc.

 

 

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