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Suspected coal tar found at first drilling site

Jason Singer • Jun 15, 2010 at 8:51 AM


Drillers appear to have found coal tar in the bedrock beneath Sandusky. They found a "dark brown oily substance," which smelled and looked like coal tar. It will now be taken to a laboratory to be tested.

For many months last year, the city argued about whether coal tar had seeped into the bedrock. Former city commissioners Bob Warner and Craig Stahl and environmental consultant Partners Environmental said it hadn't. City commissioners Dan Kaman and Dave Waddington and brownfield consultants Bob and Ruth Haag said it had.

Through the drilling, the city also hopes to determine if coal tar has already reached Deep Water Marina.

Watch the ive webcast of Monday's city commission meeting atĀ www.sanduskyregister.com.

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