By Christopher Crosby
PARIS — Selectmen have requested the school district limit the amount of oil stored at in a tank at the Paris Elementary School to reduce the likelihood of oil seeping into the town’s wellhead protection zone.
In a unanimous vote on Monday, selectmen agreed to send a letter to SAD 17 Superintendent Rick Colpitts asking that the volume of oil in the school’s 11,400 tank be limited to 1,000 gallons or a weeks worth of oil – whichever is greater.
Selectmen have expressed serious concerns over the tank’s condition as its leg supports show signs of “severe corrosion’ and its underside show signs of rust, according to a DEP report filed earlier this month.
Selectmen are concerned that the tank’s condition poses an “imminent’ risk, and want to take measures to ensure an incident does not occur…
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