A Balgownie service station has been given another four months for the clean-up of pollution caused by an underground storage tank leak.
The owners of Fuel Power Plus, a company based in Belmore, now have until early June to remediate the site at 99-100 Balgownie Rd.
The previous deadline had been last week. The pollution included petrol, benzene, methane, and other volatile organic compounds.
The EPA had given the owner an exemption from installing groundwater wells, as was required for petrol storage. In 2017 he notified the EPA that the site was contaminated. There had been a tank overfilled in 2016, as well as leaking bowsers.
Formerly a Fuel Power Plus station, the property has since undergone a rebranding and now bears the colours of the Metro chain.
Fuel Power Plus had sought the extension, saying there had been difficulty in gaining the owner's consent for the remediation works.
However, despite the rebranding, property records indicate the site is still owned by Fuel Power Plus Pty Ltd.