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Who will cleanup the 'Sears plume'?

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 at 8:19 am MST

A map provided by the Hounsfield Heights-Briar Hill Community Association showing the 'Sears plume' where a gas leak remains uncleaned for years (CREDIT: @@hhbhca, Twitter)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – It is one of the only remnants of Sears left in the country but it’s not a positive memory.

An environmental appeals board hearing is underway to find out who should be responsible for what’s been dubbed the ‘Sears plume’.

The gas station used to exist at the old Sears location at North Hill Mall from the 1940s to the 90s.

A leak at that location still hasn’t been cleaned up and is slowly moving its way to the Bow River.

Sears Canada declared bankruptcy in early 2018 which has complicated the cleanup.

Nearby residents have complained about the issue not being resolved for years.