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EPA Awards $785,000 to Navajo Nation for Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup, Compliance

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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. The agency is also providing $320,000 for compliance activities reservation-wide. Over the next 5 years, the EPA ...

EPA Awards Texas $2.5 million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 10, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality $2,506,000 to prevent and respond to petroleum leaks from in underground storage tanks (UST). Leaks from underground storage tanks allow toxic fumes and vapors to escape and collect in areas such as parking garages or basements where ...

EPA Settlement Protects Soil and Groundwater in Lawrence, Mass.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 6, 2015)

In a recent settlement agreement with EPA’s New England office, Hilton Oil Co., Inc. will take action to come into compliance with Underground Storage Tank regulations to protect groundwater and soil at its facility in Lawrence, Mass. The company also agreed to pay a $27,000 penalty. The action stems from an EPA inspection of the facility ...

EPA Settlement with U.S. Postal Service Helps Protect Soil and Groundwater from Underground Storage Tank Leaks in Virginia

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 3, 2014)

Through a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has certified that five of its facilities in Virginia are currently in compliance with federal and state underground storage tank (UST) regulations. As part of this certification, USPS has corrected violations associated with its failure to conduct ...

Compliance with environmental laws protects air, land, and water in communities across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 27, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, completed over 40 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015. Violations of environmental laws put public health and the environment at risk. EPA enforces federal environmental laws to protect communities ...

U.S. EPA to Excavate Four Underground Tanks, Up to 5,000 Gallons Each, at Former Gas Station in Fresno

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 26, 2014)

On Wednesday, U.S. EPA will remove three 4,000-5,000 gallon underground tanks which held gasoline or diesel fuel and one 280 gallon waste-oil underground tank from a former gas station in Fresno, Calif. EPA contractors will also take water and soil samples to evaluate whether the storage tanks have leaked. If the tanks leaked, EPA and the state ...

EPA Awards Oklahoma $1.3 million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 30, 2014)

Leaks from underground storage tanks allow toxic fumes and vapors to escape and collect in areas such as parking garages or basements where they can cause explosions or respiratory illness. Toxic contaminants can also leak into groundwater sources that people depend on for drinking water. Regularly monitoring tanks and pipes minimizes ...

Howard County, Maryland, Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations at Two Facilities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 15, 2014)

Howard County, Maryland, has agreed to pay a $9,727 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at two facilities in Columbia, Md., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited the county for not complying with safeguards designed to prevent, detect, and control leaks of petroleum and ...

Par Mar Oil Co. Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations at two Huntington, W.Va. Facilities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 18, 2013)

Par Mar Oil Co. has agreed to pay a $30,855 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at two facilities in Huntington, W.Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited the company for not complying with safeguards designed to prevent, detect, and control leaks of petroleum and ...

Richmond Company Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 11, 2012)

Stratton Metals has settled alleged violations of underground fuel storage tank regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The metals recycling company, located at 900 Brook Road, in Richmond, Va., agreed to pay a $5,098 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal and state regulations designed to prevent, detect, ...

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