I've tried to interest various TimesDaily "reporters" in this matter, to no avail...perhaps someone who reads this will know a way to pursue it...
Y'know the parking lot in front of the Florence Police Department (on the Mitchell Blvd. side of the building)?
Many years ago, the area underneath the parking lot was a bait shop/gas station. The business had two gasoline storage tanks underground.
Bait shop goes out of business, tanks remain underground, FPD buys the lot and builds parking lot on top of former bait shop property.
BUT...in 2000 or so, the new environmental protection laws regarding out-of-date, dangerous underground gasoline storage tanks was enacted (remember when 90% of all the Mom-and-Pop gas stations had to go out of business?)...there are stiff penalties for not upgrading or removing gasoline storage tanks from the ground on one's property...
Guess what the City and the FPD chose to just quitely ignore, and hope no one would ever mention??