underground storage tank

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underground storage tank

A tank maintained below ground level and holding liquids, usually petrochemicals or waste.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registers and regulates underground storage tanks unless there is an approved state or tribal program in place.The EPA maintains an excellent Web site (www.epa.gov/oust) with information about regulations, cleanup, assistance for development of abandoned gas stations,and links to all individual state programs and resources.

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EPA cited the District for not complying with safeguards designed to prevent, detect, and control leaks of petroleum and other hazardous substances from underground storage tanks.
At the same time, the Legislature removed the requirement that the money be spent solely on cleaning up leaking underground storage tanks.
EPA inspections from February to August of 2005 showed that Niebrugge Oil failed to properly maintain underground storage tanks at 12 Illinois gas stations it owned and operated in Sesser, Carmi, Carlyle, Mattoon, Mount Vernon, Charleston, Herrin, Benton, Flora, Greenville, Gillespie, and Farmersville.
A chemical added to gas may lead to increased costs to clean up spills from underground storage tanks, according to Liberty Mutual.
Third is a new low-styrene polyester for filament winding or hand lay-up of underground storage tanks.
Inside Washington Publishers (IWP) recently reported that an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) internal agency study, titled "Emerging Issues in the Management of Waste Streams Related to Fuel Cells," indicates that the Bush administration's hydrogen fuel cell initiative could potentially lead to "a 'significant' increase in hazardous waste and boost the number of underground storage tanks requiring cleanup.
Hazardous substances that leak from underground storage tanks can contaminate the soil and water and pose continuing health risks.
underground storage tanks for gasoline, diesel fuel, and kerosene
The laws governing underground storage tanks (USTs) are complicated.
The USGS scientists looked at two sites in South Carolina where gasoline that contains MTBE had leaked from underground storage tanks.
The IRS has issued a Coordinated Issue Paper on certain underground storage tanks.
Sun Valley replaces numerous single-wall underground storage tanks servicing commercial and general aviation aircraft at the airport.

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