Health risk debate continues for proposed Butterfield gas station
Although emissions from a proposed gas station near Glen Ellyn are expected to fall below regulatory levels, nearby residents and Butterfield Park District officials worry about the effect any level of chemicals could have on children playing at the neighboring Park District.
"If we can prevent that from happening, if we can prevent the kids from getting leukemia or other related diseases just by moving it down the street some place, then that's what we ought to do," Park District Executive Director Larry Reiner said.
The 1.5-acre development consisting of a gas station, car wash and convenience store would sit at the northeast corner of Butterfield Road and Route 53, next to the Butterfield Park District.
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