Contaminated property

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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Workers, at right, spray a binding agent of carbon into a hole where the Jim Dible Oil Co. storage tanks once stood at 611 S. Seventh St. The new owner of the site, Master Petroleum, is decontaminating the site after test wells showed groundwater at roughly 8 feet beneath the surface was contaminated with benzene and ethyl benzene. Some of the levels were above federal limits.

New owner of Dible Oil hauling away polluted soil

Cancer-causing agents in polluted soil beneath an oil company property in south downtown Grand Junction are leaching into groundwater and threaten the Colorado River and nearby properties with contamination, the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety reported.

More arrests made in child prostitution investigation

Two more Grand Valley men were advised Friday of charges relating to an investigation targeting Internet solicitation of child prostitution.

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