Soil and water

Sacramento gas station fuel leak leads to contaminated soil and groundwater

On Friday, Sacramento County officials said two fuel tanks at a Sacramento gas station leaked gasoline into the ground and groundwater, though the risk to the general public is “very low “. the leak occurred with two underground fuel tanks at the Bonfare Market and Gas Station, located at 2600 Rio Linda Boulevard. A third underground tank was not found defective. The tanks have since been emptied and are offline, the county said. KCRA 3 contacted the county to ask when the leak was first detected and how long it could have been leaking. Out of an abundance of caution, the owner of Bonfare Market has voluntarily agreed to scale back and take the third tank offline,” the county said in a statement. “All tanks need to be replaced and the third one will require additional integrity testing before refilling. The owner is working with Sacramento County EMD on a corrective work plan that will be used to clean gasoline in the soil and groundwater The well, which was last tested in June, will be tested “again in the near future.” Bonfare Market for comment but did not hear back.

Sacramento County officials said Friday that two fuel tanks at a Sacramento gas station leaked gasoline into the ground and groundwater, though the risk to the general public is “very low.”

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The county said the leak occurred with two underground fuel tanks at the Bonfare Market and Gas Station, located at 2600 Rio Linda Boulevard. A third underground tank was not found to be defective.

The tanks have since been emptied and are offline, the county said.

KCRA 3 contacted the county to ask when the leak was first detected and how long it could have leaked.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the owner of Bonfare Market has voluntarily agreed to scale down and take the third tank offline,” the county said in a statement. “All tanks need to be replaced and the third one will require additional integrity testing before refilling. The owner is working with Sacramento County EMD on a corrective work plan that will be used to clean gasoline in the ground and groundwater.

The county said there was a drinking water well nearby and its owner had been notified. The well, which was last tested in June, will be tested “again in the near future”.

Other area residents use public water systems, which were not affected by the leak, the county said.

KCRA 3 contacted Bonfare Market for comment, but received no response.