Environmental issues

I can state my contention with Craig Marxsen's comments about dealing with leaking underground fuel tanks with a simple analogy (OGJ, Aug. 9, 1999, p. 21). Suppose my neighbor dumped a bucket of waste oil onto my lawn. I would tell him that I didn't appreciate it and that I expected him to clean up the mess. If my neighbor shared Dr. Marxsen's viewpoint, he might say, "Well, the best thing to do now is just leave it and let it passively bioremediate. Now if you'll excuse me I have more oil to change."Then there is Dr. Marxsen's contention that groundwater contaminated by storage tanks "is almost always shallow groundwater that was originally not recommended for use due...

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