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Missouri agency to present ‘credible information’ on fuel leaks near 31st, Cleveland

Residents have complained about fumes near Inner City Oil Co. on 31st Street near Cleveland Avenue in Kansas City. Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials on Thursday will share with residents and business owners in the area what is known about the origins, scope and extent of the reported fuel leaks.
Residents have complained about fumes near Inner City Oil Co. on 31st Street near Cleveland Avenue in Kansas City. Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials on Thursday will share with residents and business owners in the area what is known about the origins, scope and extent of the reported fuel leaks. along@kcstar.com

State officials said they will present “credible information” during a public meeting Thursday about the scope and nature of gasoline releases near 31st Street and Cleveland Avenue in Kansas City.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials will share with residents and business owners in the area what is known about the origins, scope and extent of the reported fuel leaks. They’ll also discuss the potential threats to human health and the possible impact on water, soil and air indoors and out.

The public event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Linwood YMCA at 3221 Indiana Ave.

Residents have complained about fumes near Inner City Oil Co. at 3814 E. 31st St., owned by Zill LLC. Missouri officials have taken action against Zill, but residents also have complained that state officials have refused to talk with them about the leaks.

A settlement between Zill LLC and members of Urban Success Development has allowed the latter to start a redevelopment project in the neighborhood with assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency and others.

Missouri’s natural resources agency coordinated with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Kansas City Health Department for the session Thursday.

Mark Davis: 816-234-4372, @mdkcstar

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