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GLEN ELLYN, IL — A proposed gas station, convenience store and carwash is facing opposition from residents.
The DuPage County Board have decided to delay its vote on a conditional-use permit request for the Mobil gas station and Bucky’s convenience store after residents claimed the site would cause an increase in traffic and cause more toxic air pollution. They also said that the pollution would pose a health risk to children using the nearby Butterfield Park District facilities.
"That (development) is being built next to three preschools and a heavily used park district outdoor facility," said Phil Luetkehans, the attorney representing the park district in The Daily Herald story. "The amount of idling cars on the property would cause benzene emissions that could prove dangerous to the children."
The lawyer for the site petitioner said there is “no empirical data” to back that claim.
"There are no qualified reports or expert testimony supporting anything with respect to benzene," attorney Henry Stillwell said.
The board is currently reviewing the claims from both sides.
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