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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The two-year grant from 2016 to 2018 supports Idahos Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Program to investigate and clean up petroleum releases from leaking underground storage tanks that store petroleum (e.
The EPA has awarded $465,000 to the Navajo Nation to oversee the cleanup of an estimated 58 leaking underground storage tanks that store petroleum or hazardous substances throughout the reservation.
TEPCO) announced that all of the radioactive water previously stored in seven underground storage tanks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has been transferred to above-ground storage facilities.
At the same time, the Legislature removed the requirement that the money be spent solely on cleaning up leaking underground storage tanks.
However, in many cases, leaks from underground storage tanks can go undetected for years.
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.
The system monitors sites containing toxic chemical spills, leaking underground storage tanks and chemical waste dumps.
EPA said it would provide $4 million in financial assistance to clean contamination from leaking underground storage tanks.
underground storage tanks for gasoline, diesel fuel, and kerosene

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