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Aquifer played role in oil well decision

BLOOMINGTON – Concerns about contaminating the Mahomet Aquifer prompted Members of the McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals to reject a special-use permit for oil drilling on a site near Downs. The board voted 6-0 Monday against recommending the permit to the County Board, which has the final say. Members said the project did not meet county standards for such ...

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ZBA rejects Downs oil well project

BLOOMINGTON — The McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals voted 6-0 Monday night not to recommend oil drilling near Downs. Officials of Minard Run Oil Co. of Bradford, Pa., told the board the proposed oil field would be five miles from the Mahomet Aquifer and there would be no danger of contamination for the water source for more than 850,000 ...

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Zoning board delays oil field decision until next week

BLOOMINGTON — The McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals will wait until next week before making a recommendation to the County Board on a proposed oil-drilling operation near Downs. The applicant, Minard Run Oil Co. of Bradford, Pa., told zoning board members Thursday the operation would be safe and would not affect the Mahomet Aquifer, an underground source of drinking ...

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