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Selected Report: P-557-1990

MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
OIL & HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REPORT

Spill Report Information
Spill Number: P-557-1990
Report Status: Final Report
MCD Town: OXFORD
Local Name: OXFORD
Primary Responder: STEPHEN BREZINSKI
Primary Product: Unleaded Gasoline {23} - 0.00 UNKNOWN
Subject/Owner: W H KNIGHTLY OIL CO. [@ STEVE'S STORE] - -
I. EVENT
Spill Info
Type: Oil Incident
Source: Storage Unit - Underground Storage Tank
Cause: Mechanical Failure - Loose Fitting
Spill Date/Time
Spill Date/Time: 07/10/2014
Reporter Type/Detection Method
Type: DEP Personnel {1}
Method: UST Tank Anomaly
Reported Date/Time
Reported Date/Time: 07/10/2014 19:20
Other Contact (Potential Responsible Party)
Contact: STEVE & BONNIE GRAIVER-STEVE'S GENERAL STORE
1587 MAIN STREET
PO BOX 67
NORWAY ME 04270 USA
Comment:
Other Contact
Contact: NORWAY WATER DISTRICT
NORWAY ME USA
Comment:
Subject/Spiller (Potential Responsible Party)
Contact: W H KNIGHTLY OIL CO. [@ STEVE'S STORE]
29 TUCKER ST.
NORWAY ME 04286
Comment:
Primary Responder and Other Employees
Contact(s): JOHN E BEANE
CHRISTOPHER K SWAIN
NORMA DEHAAS
STEPHEN BREZINSKI (Primary Responder)
Comment: Further Response Action Expected
II. SITE
Location
Location Type: Terminal - Service Station {SS}
Name: STEVE'S STORE TEXACO
Street Address: RT. 26, 1587 MAIN @ OXFORD PLAZA
MCD Town: OXFORD
Local Name: OXFORD
State/Province: ME
Spill Point
Spill Point: UTM North 4894659.82
UTM East 378141.94
Wells and Media Affected
Wells Affected: 0 Wells Impacted/ 1 Well At Risk
Media Affected: Land {L}
Groundwater {G}
Tanks Involved
Tanks Involved: Underground Tank(s) Involved-6053 0
Underground Tank(s) Involved-6053 0
Underground Tank(s) Involved-6053 0
III. CLEANUP
Product Reported: Unleaded Gasoline {23}
Products Found/Amount Spilled: Unleaded Gasoline {23} - 0.00 UNKNOWN (Primary Product)
Material Recovered: Spilled Product {SP} - 0.00 UNKNOWN Contaminated Soil {CS} - 0.00 cu. yds. ACTUAL
Recovery/Treatment Method: Treatment in Place {I} Pumps {B}
Cleanup DTREE: Stringent
Disposal Information: AIR STRIPPER
IV. NARRATIVE

REPORT SUMMARY & UPDATE
This report covers the discovery by Maine DEP staff of leaking UST piping fittings resulting in an unreported discharge to the ground and immediate and significant threat to the adjacent municipal water well for the town of Norway. Poor inventory records on the part of the Graiver's [facility operators] and W H Knightly Oil [facility owner] inhibited a clear estimation of the quantity discharged. W H Knightly Oil opted not to initiate a satisfactory response and remediation so the state of Maine DEP initiated management. The area is dense commercial use, located over a significant sand & gravel aquifer and within 300' of a municipal water well. Steve's General Store is a store, restaurant and retail motor fuels UST facility. The UST's were replaced in March of 1994 [see P-107-1994].
Under management by DEP Technical Services monitoring wells were installed to groundwater and a soil vapor extraction system installed. See records of Maine DEP, BRWM Tech Services for further information and for resolution. I understand that reimbursement for the investigation and remediation of the discharges will be sought from W H Knightly Oil Co.
I understand that this discharge may not be covered by the Maine UST Clean-Up Insurance program, initiated in 1991.
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V.ATTACHMENTS
Attachment Type Description
Paper Attach DEP photos
Paper Attach 10/4/90 News article
Paper Attach Water analysis data
Paper Attach Meeting notes of 10/9/90
Paper Attach field notes & site sketches
Paper Attach 10/3/90 letter to W H Knightly
Paper Attach 9/13/90 NOV to Knightly Oil
Paper Attach 9/6/90 letter from Norway Water District
Paper Attach Norway Wellhead Protection Area map
Paper Attach Water Table Contour map
Paper Attach S & G Aquifer map
Paper Attach 1990 report narrative
Electronic Form Cleanup DTREE