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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 ...

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 Settlement with the U.S.D.A. Helps Protect Soil and Groundwater from Contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 2, 2014)

An underground storage tank (UST) at the Lake Moomaw Marina Store in Warm Springs, Va., will now be regularly monitored and inspected under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve alleged violations of UST regulations. The Lake Moomaw Marina Store is owned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The required ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fort Wainwright Reduces Water Contamination Risk from Fuel Tanks in EPA Settlement

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 2, 2014)

The U.S. Army is taking steps to improve management of its fuel storage tanks and comply with federal laws designed to protect groundwater at Fort Wainwright Garrison, located near Fairbanks, Alaska, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA inspections found that from at least 2012 to 2013, Fort Wainwright ...

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 ...

Groundwater Remediation Market to Exceed $14 Billion Next Year

by The McIlvaine Company  (Oct. 8, 2014)

More than $14 billion will be spent in 2015 to remove metals, VOCs and other contaminants from groundwater. This is the conclusion reached in Site Remediation World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) VOCs are present at more than two-thirds of the Superfund, RCRA and DOD sites and at almost half of the DOE ...

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 ...

Nuclear waste tank OK`d to keep leaking for 1 year

by Associated Press  (Sep. 30, 2014)

A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site. The deal to pump nuclear waste tank AY-102, announced late Monday, is between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Washington State ...

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