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Contamination station

July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — A former gas station and dry cleaners site in downtown Worthington is being recommended for placement on the State Superfund Program due to elevated levels of chlorinated volatile organic compounds.

The site, at 1101 Second Ave., i…continue reading on

Skunk Creek contaminated by sewage spill

August 29, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

An estimated 35,000 gallons of sewage seeped into Skunk Creek and spread to Burlington Bay early last week. The resulting contamination caused the closure of the beach off and on throughout that week and into this week. According to public utilities Gas, Water and Sewer Superintendent, Scott Johnson, the leakage was caused by an electrical failure due to a faulty breaker, resulting in the release of previously contained sewage which harbored bacteria. Continue Reading

Danger below? Minnesota schools weigh land risks

September 22, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) The Stillwater school district had the perfect site for its new Early Childhood Family Center centrally located in the district and a bargain at $3.2 million, including a building worth $900,000 for free. Continue Reading

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