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Leak at M&H will have 'mild effects' on ground water

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Preliminary tests have found that the E85 gas leak at M&H gas station will have only "mild effects" on ground water.

According to a spokesperson for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the MPCA will have to conduct ground water samplings over the next three to four months in order to determine the exact extent of how much gas leaked and how far it has traveled in the ground. E85 is an ethanol and petroleum gas mixture that's used in some vehicles.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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