underground storage tank removal Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • How To Effectively Recover Free Product At Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites - A Guide For State Regulators

    Over 315,000 releases from leaking underground storage tanks (USTs) were reported by state and local environmental agencies as of March 19961. EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) anticipates that at least 100,000 additional releases will be confirmed in the next few years as tank owners and operators comply with the December 22, 1998, deadline for upgrading, replacing, or closing ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Bioremediation Removes Environmental Stigma for Resort

    Untitled Document Although environmental contamination is far from our minds when we think of Florida resort properties, leaking underground storage tanks can contaminate soil and ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • 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

  • Application of photocatalytic process for removal of methyl tert-butyl ether from highly contaminated water

    The addition of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) to gasoline as an additive to replace tetraethyl lead has brought about a significant improvement in air quality (Zang and Farnood, 2005a). MTBE raises the oxygen content of gasoline thus helps reduce harmful agent of CO, NOx and ydrocarbon emissions from vehicle exhausts (Jacobs et al., 2001; Zang and Farnood, 2005b; Guillard et al., 2003). About 20 ...


    By University of Tehran

  • 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.

  • Rapid Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) in Soil and Water by Infrared Spectroscopy

    In 1988 the US EPA estimated that there were 3 to 5 million underground chemical storage tanks (UST’s) in the United States, of which up to 1% would develop leaks every year. In response to growing concerns about the quality and future availability of safe drinking water, federal and state programs have begun to systematically replace virtually all UST’s installed before 1986 either with above ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Remediation oversight and monitoring case study

    Service(s) performed: Underground storage tank removal and contaminated soil excavation and disposal Summary: In a residential and commercial area of a major U.S. city, an abandoned gas station site was targeted for redevelopment. To assist the area’s remediation efforts, our environmental team removed a 15,000-gallon underground storage tank, performed ...


    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, ...


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  • Brownfield and site redevelopment case study

    Service performed: Brownfield redevelopment Summary: EFI Global performed removal of several underground storage tanks (USTs), coordinated transport and disposal of approximately 1,000 cubic yards of soil from the tank pit on an abandoned wood manufacturing facility located in a downtown area. The property was originally developed in the 1860’s ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • BOS 200 LNAPL Remediation at budget rental car site in Louisville, Kentucky USA

    Background Information The Budget Rental Car Site was a former retail gasoline and diesel service station existing on approximately 3 acres located in Louisville Kentucky, USA. The investigation and corrective action work conducted at the facility was under the oversight of the Kentucky (KY) Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP), Division of Waste Management (DWM), Underground ...

  • Mossy Rock, Washington - in-situ chemical oxidation case study

    Leaking underground storage tanks at the Police Station / City Hall in Mossyrock, Washington contaminated soil and groundwater with gasoline hydrocarbons. A portion of the soil was excavated, but the presence of the building prevented all of the contamination from being removed. After first advancing a series of soil borings to accurately define the target zone, Cedar Creek Engineering installed ...

  • Bulk commodities loading terminal comprehensive environmental audit, upgrading program and implementation

    Location: North Vancouver, B.C. Owner: Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. Description: A multi-year comprehensive environmental program involving bench-scale treatability testing to optimize coagulation, flocculation, and settling of particles in equipment wash water and surface run-off from coal piles. Modifications to improve an existing ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Enhanced Bioremediation of TPH with IXPER® case study

    This remediation has been conducted after removing of leaking underground storage tanks from a former gasoline service station in Bethalto, Illinois, and limited source area excavation and air-site disposal of petroleum-contaminated soils. Dissolved petroleum constituents in excess of state reguatory standards were still observed in the groundwater. It was estimated that the remaining ...


    By Solvay Soil Remediation

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