The Lakeshore Market convenience store and gas station located on the corner of HWY45 and Lakeshore Drive in Nampa is the site of an active petroleum contamination cleanup project financed by the Idaho Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (IBRLF). Groundwater petroleum contamination was identified after the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) was notified that ice from a dispenser in the convenience store tasted and smelled like gasoline and a neighboring property owner reported that their domestic well water smelled like gasoline. The Lakeshore Market owner entered the IDEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program in 2007 to address the groundwater contamination. Lakeshore secured a loan from the IBRLF to finance the cleanup process which consists of injecting ozone into groundwater beneath the property to oxidize the existing petroleum hydrocarbons and convert the contamination into harmless compounds. The cleanup project is currently active and projected to be complete by January 2014.
Lakeshore Market shown with redevelopment updates including a new building facade and driveway drainage feature.
Mahaffey Oil, Parma Idaho
Canyon County received the former Mahaffey Oil property located 102 South Roswell Road in Parma on tax deed. The property contains known soil petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. Site remediation is required to remove the contamination and make the property fit for resale. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has assessed the extent of the contamination as a preliminary step towards entering the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). Once enrolled in the VCP, Canyon County intends to apply for funding from the Idaho Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund to complete the cleanup project.