Thanks to Franklin radio station 1050 WFSC for featuring coverage of LTLT’s project at the former Duncan Oil property.
From 1050 WFSC:
Land Trust for the Little Tennessee recently completed the purchase of a brownfield property, adjacent to LTLT’s office. Contaminated due to 40-plus years of storing and distributing petroleum, the 1.52-acre Duncan Oil property contains 350 feet of Little Tennessee River frontage.
Ben Laseter, LTLT’s Associate Director, has immersed himself in learning about brownfields and coordinating with government agencies and other organizations to assess and begin cleanup on the property.
Thus far 954 tons of contaminated soil and three underground petroleum tanks have been removed from the property.
LTLT will continue cleanup including removal of the above-ground storage tanks and contaminated soil on the property, and remediation of contaminated groundwater.