Monday, September 24, 2007

Smell of Oil in the Air (Again) at N. 10th & Roebling

There was no Sunday work going on at the Roebling Oil Building when we passed by late Sunday afternoon, but we noticed a pungent smell of oil in the air again that hasn't been present since early this year. There is a chance that was oil that was pumped out of one the monitoring wells next to the building (they are now spaced about every 20-30 feet) and a storm sewer at the corner of N. 10th and Roebling may have had oil pooled on the surface of water. Our nose, however, led us to the construction fence, where we noticed that ground alongside the R.O.B. had been dug up this week and we had the distinct sense that the smell may have been coming from there.



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