>by Sabrina Meriano, Seacoast Online (NH)
Tropic Star LLC, owner/developer of 31 Route 108, is in the midst of developing the property into a gas station/convenience store. However, the lot is currently classified as a Brownfield site with environmental contaminants that need to be dealt with before it can be redeveloped.
Tropic Star filed a remedial action plan, or RAP, with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to address the issue.
Environmental investigations identified the soils on the property, as well as part of a Department of Transportation right-of-way, as being impacted by hydrocarbons similar to coal tar. This could be the result of the site having been used for auto repair businesses from the late 1960s up until approximately 2001.
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