What used to be -- isn't any more. Now the city of Charleston needs help to see into the past. There are gas stations and body shops all across the region that have closed shop without taking their petroleum tanks out of the ground with them. Charleston authorities want to clean up those areas but they need resident's help to find them..
The city has a two hundred thousand dollar grant to help clean up what's left underground. There are laws now that require gas stations to remove tanks if they are closing but tanks left from earlier years are still in the ground and will ultimately leak and get into the ground water and soil,
If you have any information on sites that need cleaning in the city of Charleston, you should call (304) 348-8000.