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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With millions of gallons of petroleum products and hazardous substances stored in underground storage tanks throughout the country, leaking tanks are a major source of soil and groundwater contamination.
But the governor and Legislature need to amend the rules to ensure that the money collected for cleaning up after underground storage tanks is dedicated solely for that purpose, and doesn't leak into the general fund.
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.
So far this decade, states have reported over 371,000 confirmed releases from regulated underground storage tanks (approximately 60 percent of which affected local water quality).
The court's decision was based upon its interpretation of the Indiana Underground Storage Tank Act, which is itself modeled after the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Underground Storage Tanks, and TN.
We removed an old underground storage tank from behind the Prescott Building.
As a result, the bill includes aboveground heating oil storage tanks under the Underground Storage Tank Environmental Cleanup Program.
Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), a subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX), was recently awarded a five-year contract by the State of Tennessee, Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to provide Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) services.
The EPA cited Monmouth County for failing to keep adequate records of release detection for pressurized piping, and failing to conduct monthly monitoring of an underground storage tank.
Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with the city of Milwaukee on alleged violations of federal underground storage tank regulations.
Gerace is responsible for managing the New York office, which offers a full range of asbestos management, industrial hygiene/indoor air quality, solid waste management and recycling program development, underground storage tank management, real estate environmental assessment and liability services, and hazardous waste site investigations and management.

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