A gas station leak that has spilled 20,000 gallons of gas under downtown Gunnison, Utah, has caused a great number of problems for homeowners and businesses. Gunnison City, a downtown bank, a local theater, and more than a dozen families have filed suit over the massive gas leak. The spill was described as a catastrophe that caused monetary damage and potential health issues. The lawsuit was filed in a Utah state court.
The plaintiffs contend that the company hid the 20,000-gallon leak rather than report it promptly, as required by law. As a result, the Top Stop and associated companies added to the community’s injuries, according to the suit. The spill has caused businesses to close, families to be displaced, and the downtown area to be torn up for pumps and drains and cleanup equipment that may be in place for another decade. It’s said that the underground leak has fouled parts of three city blocks with enough gasoline to fill two tankers. It’s reported that a number of homes are now “completely uninhabitable” and may never be usable again. The fumes contain cancer-causing benzene, which may not emerge for decades as a health issue in the people who have been exposed.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
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