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Oklahoma residents concerned over new butane facility


JENKS, Okla. (AP) — The town had a population under 2,000 people in the 1950s, when several oil storage tanks were built nearly two miles from downtown Jenks, where they remained uncontroversial for decades. Until a couple of things changed.

First, Jenks grew exponentially, with a current population approaching 23,000. And the tanks no longer sit well outside town, with parts of more than a dozen neighborhoods now sitting within a half mile of the transfer terminal near Elwood Avenue and the Creek Turnpike.

Second, the facility recently added a 60,000-gallon butane tank.

A group of con...

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