underground fuel storage tank Articles

  • Underground storage tanks case study

    MacDill Air Force Base A Phase II environmental site assessment was conducted at a military base in the southeastern United States. As part of the ESA, GeoView was contracted to perform the geophysical site assessment. The purpose of the geophysical investigation was to determine the presence and location of any underground storage tanks that may be buried within the boundaries of the ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Petrox remediation of leaking underground storage tanks (USTs)

    Petrox is widely used to remediate soil and ground water contaminated by fuels and chemicals leaking from underground storage tanks (USTs). In many cases the UST removal contractor will treat residual contamination in the excavation after the leaking UST is removed. The effects of Petrox aerobic bioremediation can be seen in the ground water down gradient of the ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • GPR survey to locate underground fuel lines and USTs at vacant retail buildings

    PROJECT: GPR Survey of vacant retail buildings and surrounding property LOCATION: Cheyenne, Wyoming PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Performed GPR surveys of two vacant retail buildings, to enable a subsequent safe drilling program within the survey areas. Surveys identified buried electrical conduit and a drainage line but confirmed the absence of underground fuel ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Underground gasoline extraction made easier

    The Abanaki PetroXtractor® -Well Oil Skimmer, used for the removal of oil, fuel, and other floating hydrocarbons from water, where access is limited, was recently evaluated by BJAMM Environmental, Inc. of Canal Fulton, Ohio. Working closely with the Ohio EPA and the Bureau of Underground Storage Agency, this group of consultants deal primarily with gasoline stations using underground storage and ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • GPR survey to locate underground fuel lines and USTs at a closed air force base

    PROJECT: GPR Survey of a closed Air Force base LOCATION: Galena, Alaska PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed GPR surveys of 14 areas of concern regarding the possible presence of buried underground fuel storage tanks (USTs), fuel lines, piping and electrical conduit. Performed detailed surveys so as to provide accurate locations to Client for ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Feds propose new reg to remove leaking storage tanks from service

    With spills and leaks from storage tank systems that contain petroleum products continuing to pose significant health and environmental risks, the federal Department of the Environment proposed recently a new regulation to reduce the risk of contaminating soil and groundwater. The proposed Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations would replace the ...

  • RegenOx™ treats petroleum hydrocarbons surrounding sensitive underground infrastructure at a defence facility

    Former fueling operations at Scott Air Force Base resulted in soil contamination containing high levels of benzene, ethylbenzene, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), and naphthalene. Underground storage tank removal and source area excavation were planned to treat the unsaturated soil. However, subsurface investigations revealed piping, fiber-optic communication lines and other utilities present ...


    By REGENESIS

  • New Report on MTBE and the Requirements for Uderground Storage Tank Construction and Operation in EU Member States

    Increasing environmental concern over the last decade regarding pollution of water has led to significant revisions in environmental regulations. One pollutant in particular – methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether (MTBE) – has been responsible for significant litigation in the USA after several reported incidents of groundwater contamination caused by leaking gasoline Underground Storage Tanks. Subsequent ...


    By Arthur D. Little

  • Fuel oil contamination in surrounding soils

    LOCATION:  Batavia, New YorkPROJECT DATE:  September, 1992 to December, 1993CLIENT:  Woodward-Clyde Consultants BACKGROUND: When two 15,000 gallon underground storage tanks were removed from a former manufacturing facility site, #2 and #4 fuel oil contamination was found in the surrounding soils. Approximately 1,600 cubic yards of soil with total petroleum hydrocarbon ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • No Negative Impacts to Underground Infrastructure and Communication Lines using RegenOx at Site with High Concentrations of TRPH

    Kennedy Space Center, FL The Launch Equipment Shop (LES) at Kennedy Space Center, part of NASA's famed Vehicle Assembly Budding complex, has conducted highly specialized manufacturing fabrication, and assembly work for the space program since the early 1960s. Leaks from an underground storage tank (UST) led to notable fuel oil contamination of soil and groundwater, including a layer of ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Case study - EPH in soil with No. 6 fuel oil

    No. 6 fuel oils (heavy fuel oil, bunker C oil) is often used in industry for heat, steam or power generation. A consultant used Sitelab to investigate two different spill sites contaminated with subsurface plumes of NAPL resulting from leaking underground storage tanks (USTs). Soils were collected from borings using a drill rig and field screened for their EPH aromatic content. Split samples ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Oil tank removal and land remediation specialist

    It becomes a terrifically herculean task, when an oil tank is detected above and below the ground. In such cases we immediately need professional tank removal services. In this regard West Coast Tank Recovery has come out with some gratifying result. It is not easy to handle the situation, when an oil tank is detected, submerged into the ground. In such circumstances we can only trust the ...

  • EPA Study: 83% of diesel tanks have moderate to severe levels of corrosion

    The EPA has released the results of the largest survey to-date on corrosion levels in underground storage tanks (USTs) containing diesel fuel -- and the results are staggering. The research showed that 83 percent of the USTs studied exhibit moderate to severe corrosion. Worse, only 25 percent of the owners of those tanks with corrosion were aware of it prior to the study. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • AST Emergency back-up and mission critical fueling systems- Case Study

    The Challenge This Tanknology client is a large operator of hospitals and healthcare facilities, spanning multiple states. They operate more than 200 fuel storage tanks, roughly 75 percent aboveground and 25 percent underground. The tanks are specifically for back-up power generation. The company is in acquisition mode, with new facilities periodically added to their portfolio. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Site Characterisation in Support of Monitored Natural Attenuation of Fuel Hydrocarbons and MTBE in a Chalk Aquifer in Southern England

    This Case Study Bulletin describes a research project, which was carried out to determine whether monitored natural attenuation was a viable option for managing fuel hydrocarbon contamination in a chalk aquifer in southern England. The research, which was carried out from February 2000 to March 2001, was undertaken by the University of Sheffield on behalf of TotalFinaElf at a petrol filling ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Adsorption System Treating Contaminated Water: Leaking Tanks near Brampton Endanger Groundwater

    Untitled Document Summary: During the spring of 1989, the owners of a combined bulk and gasoline service station in Brampton, Ontario discovered leaks from one of the ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Petroleum Management case study

    Service performed: Underground storage tank removal Summary: Our environmental team responded to a request from the General Services Administration (GSA) to determine the size and contents of an underground storage tank (UST) that was no longer in use at a facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. After subsurface investigations, the tank was identified to contain ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Petroleum Hydrocarbon Remediation in British Columbia, Canada

    Summary A former fueling facility in Port Coquitlam, BC contained four underground storage tanks (USTs) and accompanying dispensers. The USTs were removed in 1990 after volatile petroleum hydrocarbon (VPH) concentrations were foundabove regulatory limits. Source well BH206 had significant VPH and naphthalene concentrations reaching 13,000 ug/L and 240 ug/L, respectively. In addition, ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Case study - EPH in soil with diesel and home heating oils

    Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer is a popular tool when excavating soils contaminated by fuel oils from underground storage tanks (USTs). These studies show the accuracy testing samples for Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons, EPH C11- C22 aromatic hydrocarbons. Samples are extracted in solvent using test kits and measured on the UVF analyzer’s EPH optics, calibrated to Sitelab’s PAH ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Steam Injection with Soil Vapor Extraction Remediation

    Project description for soil vapor extraction / steam injection remediation by GWS Environmental Contractors Inc. The use and implementation of steam injection remediation on No 2. heating oil. Project Location: 18 Institute Street Freehold, NJ. Project: Residential Fuel Oil Remediation Project using Steam/SVE. I. Extent of Contamination: Fuel oil contamination exists in the rear yard ...

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