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Old 10-01-2004, 05:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I can't believe that it is even happening, but they are building a gas staion RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET form me. Probably about 300 feet. I'm going to look right at it out my front window!!!

it was an empty field when we bought here. No plans filed with the county yet, but talk that the area was to be retail shopping, at my worst fear they would put in a fast food restaurant, but this???

Moving is out of the question right now, but I was wondering if there are any immediate health risks for me and my family, I have a 19 month old daughter.

stupid planned suburb communities...........
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Old 10-02-2004, 05:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Bumping...........
Anyone????
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Well, I live in the middle of nowhere (pop. 1500) but it so happens that our house is right next door to the gas station. The gas pumps themselves are probably about 25-30 feet from our front door. I admit I never thought of health hazards beyond the obvious (occasional gas fumes). If you find out anything let me know.
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This link might help...I did a search on this website for gas stations and this is what came up. You might also try a search using gasoline as well.
http://checnet.org.master.com/texis/...+stations&s=SS
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Thanks!! I printed some info and contacted them for more also!!!
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Locally (Maryland) there have been recent issues with gas additive leakage and water contamination. Do a goodle search of MTBE (the additive) and groundwater. and take a peek at www.environmentalhealthnews.org --- I *think* the issues are with OLD stations and storage tanks, but you should definitely check it out!
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In my new issue of Carbusters, they cite a study from "Occupational and Environmental Medicine" that children living near gas stations were 4 times more likely to develop leukemia because of exposure to benzene. You should be able to call around to university libraries to find soemone who has the journal, if you can't get it online.
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