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E-M:/ Proposed 2-cent gas fee would clean up tank sites



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Enviro-Mich message from "Dave Dempsey" <davedem@hotmail.com>
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Drivers could be asked to pay more per gallon at the gas pump to fund cleanup of little-known fuel spills occurring underground all over the state.

More than 7,000 leaking underground storage tank sites statewide - including 414 in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties - are contaminating the ground and water sources almost 20 years after federal laws were passed to clean them up.

The state's goal is 600 cleanups a year, but only 265 were completed during the past year because there wasn't enough money.

http://lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051121/NEWS01/511210349/1150



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