Gas pumps removed at former Jump Stop location

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
As residents traveled along Main Street in the last week, they may have noticed the giant hole in the ground where Jump Stopís gas pumps used to be. Dave Greathouse, excavator operator with MiD-America Environmental Solutions, carefully dug into the ground so the company could safely remove the gas tanks buried beneath the ground. The soil will be tested by a private analytical group to ensure there was no leak or spilling during the process. The metal was brittle, as expected with age, and the crew was careful to remove them. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com

As residents traveled along Main Street in the last week, they may have noticed the giant hole in the ground where Jump Stopís gas pumps used to be.

As the gas pumps at the vacant Jump Stop gas station were removed during the last week, a few surprises were found. Two large tanks from the 1980s were found, as expected, and removed, however, two smaller tanks that the crew believed to be from the 1960s were also found. Gene Smith, environmental technician with MiD-America Environmental Solutions, climbed into the giant hole to begin the draining process of one of the older tanks found that still had fluid inside. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com
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