The Citizens of The Town of Boonton Against Development of a Fuel Station at 204 Washington Street

    We The Citizens of The Town of Boonton, Stand in strict protest against the planning board granting the required approvals for a service station with a convenience store at 204 Washington Street. Tanker deliveries can potentially cause noise and fumes affecting the neighboring properties' quiet enjoyment of the same. Another major problem is the build-up of ground-level ozone, caused by gasoline vapors in contact with vehicle emissions. These ozone levels lead to an increased risk of respiratory issues, including asthma, for nearby residents. Children are particularly susceptible to these problems. Many of the vapors from gasoline are known to be carcinogenic, including benzene. Air levels of these toxins are increased around gas stations due to vapors from pumps, refilling of storage tanks, and evaporation of spillage. Exposure to gasoline fumes has also been shown to cause brain, kidney and lung damage. There are already 4 gas stations within about 1 mile of the intersection, so there is no community need for the service. These gas stations are well-situated, away from residential homes.Washington Street already experiences a large amount of traffic Vehicles turning in and out of the proposed development area would further exacerbate traffic issues. Please reconsider the design of this proposal for the health and safety of the residents in the immediate community.
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