In addition to the soil, a 30-gallon tank and pumps, lights and signs will be removed from the site as part of the project.
Samples taken over the past few years have found five compounds in soil and three of the same compounds in groundwater "above the standards at the site," according to a report from Applied Earth Solutions of Metuchen, the company which is slated to perform the remediation. The contaminated soil was found between 9 and 18.5 feet underground under paved areas of the site.
A 2007 investigation found no petroleum components in drinking water, according to the report.
The applicant wrote that they plan to start the work within a month or two of the plan being approved. After that, work can begin on the convenience store and new pumps project.