No underground tanks leaking at Sugar Loaf, assessment finds

The Leelanau Enterprise reports:

A “Phase II” environmental assessment of Sugar Loaf Resort completed last month found no more in the way of contamination at the long-shuttered ski resort than a “Phase I” assessment conducted in October.

At their regular monthly meeting last week, members of the Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LCBRA) heard from representatives of AKT Peerless Environmental Services which is conducting the assessments using part of the $100,000 in grant funding the county acquired through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

County Planning and Community Development department head Trudy Galla, who also serves as director of the LCBRA, said that during the “Phase II” assessment, engineers were able to locate one of the underground storage tanks on the resort property which not even its current owner, Kate Wickstrom, was aware of.

“There are a number of underground storage tanks on the property,” Galla explained, “and the assessment showed that none of them are leaking.”

Read more of the Leelanau Enterprise article.

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1 reply
  1. Shan Wei
    Shan Wei says:

    I am wondering how they located the underground storage tanks (USTs). Generally they should use near surface geophysical techniques to do some scanning to reduce the chance of missing unknown USTs.


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