Local Gas Station Named in Environmental Violations Lawsuit

Attorney General Kamala Harris is suing Phillips 66 and ConocoPhillips gas stations for failing to inspect and maintain underground gas tanks.


Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a lawsuit Wednesday against gas giants ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 for alleged environmental violations.

The complaint claims that the companies, which operate 76 gas stations, failed to properly inspect and maintain underground gasoline storage tanks at more than 560 gas stations throughout the state.

These include the station at 15803 East 14th Street in San Leandro.

The lawsuit lists a number of allegations, from tampering with and disabling leak detection devices to failing to conduct monthly inspections and improperly disposing hazardous waste and materials.

The investigation found that the violations began in November 2006.

Gas stations in 34 counties across the state were among those listed for violations. 

Among the East Bay 76 gas stations listed for violations are those located at:

  • 35550 Fremont Blvd. in Fremont
  • 36979 Fremont Blvd. in Fremont
  • 31300 Alvarado-Niles Rd. in Union City
  • 3255 McCartney Rd. in Alameda
  • 1716 Webster St. in Alameda
  • 6401 Dublin Blvd. in Dublin 

“The state’s hazardous waste laws help protect our residents from contaminated groundwater,” Attorney General Harris said in a press release. “This lawsuit safeguards public health by ensuring proper maintenance of the tanks that store fuel beneath many California communities.”

Learn more about the lawsuit and read the entire complaint here.

anthony January 06, 2013 at 01:51 AM
Dan... just a little too selective on that report. That is soil concentration data from a very limited sample from onsite (ICP). Groundwater results showed numbers above MCL [TCE and PCE] and those too were only onsite samples (ICP) . Not really good numbers for a deposit made fifty years ago, and little data further into the plume. http://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/regulators/deliverable_documents/6079633414/nfa%20report.pdf
Dan Arnhem January 06, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Lets put it this way. Is there any indication that the very few people in San Leandro who might ever use local wells for their "drinking water" have ever had that water source contaminated, to any dangerous degree, by leakage from local gas station tanks?
jeffrey olsen January 06, 2013 at 05:35 AM
As your best friend Farrakhan( read your article in NY Times) says' White people are potential humans - they haven't evolved yet. "Louis Farrakhan .And I believe that you believe it's a root of all ecological problems in the world and other problems too. But people tired of you,you are everywhere,in every Bay Area newspaper.You want to be the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral, and the baby at every christening Your Attorney General should start from murders of young girls in East Oakland . MTBE program launched by your progressive friends
Rob Rich January 06, 2013 at 06:34 AM
I don't use the aquifer under my property because someone else contaminated it.
Dan Arnhem January 07, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Right, and you link that directly to gas stations instead of the previously noted industrial site contamination? I suppose, but for the official designation of it being contaminated, you'd be using it for your drinking/cooking water, instead of being hooked up to EastBayMUD. If so, I say that puts you in with about 1 person in 1000 in San Leandro. BTW, were you upset when you found out that the forced use of MTBE was brought to light? The chemical that BY FAR, has brought us multiple times more "gas station" related contamination, than all the prior leakage in the history of California. The chemical forced on the public by those in charge of cleaning up our state. Talk to the people of Santa Monica. How was their ground water in all the decades before the MTBE mandate, and how is it since the environmentally forced use of that chemical. Just saying you don't want to be a knee jerk supporter of everything that is given the name "green" by these guardians of our enviroment. Many of the people on these boards that hand down the regulations are scientific illerterates......and sometimes the reports they rely on are writting by scientific idiots and even fakes (fakes as seen in the phoney credentials found in the California Air Resources Board staff) Google -- carb fake degree


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