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Jim's Amoco Service - Emmett

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June 2008 - Former Jim's Amoco Service, 201 E. Main St., Emmett, Idaho

Site Background

The former Jim’s Amoco Service located at 201 East Main Street in Emmett opened as a fuel service station in 1959. All underground storage tanks (USTs) were inactive in 1986. In 1990, the USTs were decommissioned and filled with sand slurry. Since 1990, the site has been used as a personal shop by the owner. In 2008, the owner submitted a Brownfields assessment application to DEQ so potential purchasers’ environmental concerns would be alleviated.

Site Investigation Process

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September 2008 - Soil and Ground Water Sampling

Through the Brownfields program, DEQ contracted with TerraGraphics to perform a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey to discover where the closed tanks were located beneath the ground. A Phase II Assessment was conducted on the property following the results of the GPR. The Phase II Assessment consisted of collecting soil and ground water samples and issuing a report that summarized activities. The report was finalized December 2008 and indicated contamination may be present. TerraGraphics performed additional sampling in October 2009 and developed a risk assessment.

Site Cleanup

The risk assessment report is under review by DEQ personnel to determine if cleanup is necessary.

Redevelopment Plans

The site is currently for sale.

Staff Contacts

Brownfields Program Coordinator
Eric Traynor
DEQ State Office
Waste Management and Remediation Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0565

Related Pages

Brownfields Assessment Program

Brownfields Grants

Voluntary Cleanup Program