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Barrington Hills, East Dundee clash over auto auction business

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This site at Route 72 and Commonwealth Drive in East Dundee could house Insurance Auto Auctions, a business that auctions off salvaged vehicles. But neighbors across the border in Barrington Hills say they are worried that fluids coming from the vehicles will pollute the local water supply. They have mounted a campaign against the plan and recruited East Dundee residents to join them.

BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

Another view of where Insurance Auto Auction may move to in East Dundee, looking northeast from the corner of Route 72 and Commonwealth Drive. Some residents who live nearby in a Barrington Hills subdivision, are fearful that the fluids leaking from the vehicles at the business, will contaminate the local water supply and are asking East Dundee leaders to reconsider.

BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

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The village of Barrington Hills and a citizens group have launched a campaign against Insurance Auto Auctions, which hopes to build a car storage and auction site in East Dundee, amid fears fear the business will pollute the local water supply with toxic fluids from leaky vehicles. But an East Dundee official accuses Barrington Hills of "significant fear mongering" and "all kinds of craziness."
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    • This site at Route 72 and Commonwealth Drive in East Dundee could house Insurance Auto Auctions, a business that auctions off salvaged vehicles. But neighbors across the border in Barrington Hills say they are worried that fluids coming from the vehicles will pollute the local water supply. They have mounted a campaign against the plan and recruited East Dundee residents to join them.
    • Another view of where Insurance Auto Auction may move to in East Dundee, looking northeast from the corner of Route 72 and Commonwealth Drive. Some residents who live nearby in a Barrington Hills subdivision, are fearful that the fluids leaking from the vehicles at the business, will contaminate the local water supply and are asking East Dundee leaders to reconsider.
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