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  • Just Released - New California Guidance Document for Leaking Underground Fuel Tanks

    Last month, the California State Water Resources Control Board released the “Leaking Underground Fuel Tank Guidance Manual.”  This important document, known as the CA LUFT Manual, is the latest version of a document originally released over 20 years ago called the “1989 LUFT Field Manual.”  It has been highly anticipated by companies who own and operate ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Homeowners warned to check for oil tank leaks

    Homeowners across the South West are being warned to check their oil storage tanks this winter to help save money and the environment. The Environment Agency is urging residents across the region to check their heating oil storage tanks, especially in the wake of the high winds that battered everyone during the St Jude storm, to help avoid expensive leaks or spills which can also harm the ...

  • Overflowing Tank Cause of New Leak at Fukushima

    Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger. The amount is tiny compared to the untold thousands of tons of radioactive water that have leaked, much of it into the Pacific Ocean, since a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Naval Base Kitsap fails to properly monitor fuel tanks near Puget Sound for leaks

    Naval Base Kitsap Bangor failed to properly monitor pipes and underground fuel storage tanks for leaks on its property in Silverdale, Washington in violation of federal laws that protect groundwater, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Navy will pay nearly $161,000 in fines. “EPA is working hard to restore Puget Sound and fuel leaks near the ...

  • Hawaii, EPA and Navy agree to plan to address tank leaks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaii state Department of Health on Thursday said they finalized a deal with the Navy to better prevent and detect leaks from 20 giant fuel storage tanks near Pearl Harbor. The 70-year-old underground tanks are built into the side of a mountain atop a large aquifer critical to Honolulu's water ...


    By Associated Press

  • Efforts to protect water supplies from leaking underground tanks result in record year

    Since October 2007, the US Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with Tribal governments throughout the Pacific Southwest inspected 136 underground fuel tanks sites in an effort to increase compliance and prevent petroleum releases to the environment. In Arizona, 25 fuel tank owners operating in the Phoenix, Tucson and Navajo lands were fined a total of $71,776 for violations of ...

  • Klamath falls mini marts pay $30,000 penalty for failing to check tanks for leaks Seattle

    The owners and operators of three AMA Mini Mart gas stations in Klamath Falls, Oregon, have agreed to pay $30,000 for failing to properly monitor seven underground petroleum storage tanks (USTs) for leaks for over two years. Under federal and state rules, owners and operators of USTs are required to test tanks for leaks on a monthly basis in order to protect groundwater from pollution. ...

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

    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 release detection testing; line leak detector ...

  • Japan`s radioactive water leaks: How dangerous?

    New revelations of contaminated water leaking from storage tanks at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant have raised alarm, coming just weeks after Japanese officials acknowledged that radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific from the plant for more than two years, The government announced this week that it would contribute 47 billion yen ($470 million) to build ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan to fund ice wall to stop reactor leaks

    The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it is funding a costly, untested subterranean ice wall in a desperate step to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as a safety appeal just days before the International Olympic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Poulsbo, Wash. Gas station agrees to pay over $11,000 for failure to monitor underground fuel tanks

    Central Valley Grocery gas station in Poulsbo, Washington, has agreed to pay $11,356 for failing to properly monitor three underground storage tanks (USTs) for leaks for over a year. Owners and operators of USTs are required to test their tanks for leaks on a monthly basis. Failure to do so puts ground water at risk and is a violation of both state and federal law. According to Edward Kowalski, ...

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

    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 failed to perform leak detection tests, monitor ...

  • Public comments and FAQ for proposed agreement on Red Hill Fuel Tanks posted to EPA and DOH websites

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) have posted the public comments received and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the proposed agreement with the U.S. Navy and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) requiring the military to take measures to minimize the threat of future leaks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility near Pearl ...

  • Water leaks may become new Japan nuclear disaster

    Japan's nuclear watchdog said a leak of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant could be the beginning of a new disaster - a series of leaks of contaminated water from storage tanks. The plant operator has built hundreds of steel tanks to store massive amounts of radioactive water coming from three melted reactors, as well as underground water running into reactor ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fossils fuel demand still strong

    Fossil fuels may not be the long term energy solution our planet needs – they are inherently unsustainable as the supply is not infinite – but with cleaner technology employed at every step in extracting, processing and using them, it’s clear that they are a vital player in our short-to-medium term expectations, especially as global populations continue to rise and developing ...


    By Hobbs Valve

  • No Oil Leaking From Sunken Transocean Rig or Riser, Investigation Confirms

    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) -- A comprehensive two-day underwater examination conducted by Transocean and the US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 4th and 5th confirmed that there are no hydrocarbons leaking from of the sunken Deepwater Horizon or the riser, the pipe that linked the rig to the well head before the Macondo accident last year. The inspection, conducted with the use of a ...


    By Marketwire

  • High-risk fossil fuel boom

    The most direct path to America's newest big oil and gas fields is U.S. Highway 12, two lanes of blacktop that unfold from Grays Harbor in Washington State and head east across the top of the country to Detroit. The 2,500-mile route has quickly become an essential supply line for the energy industry. With astonishing speed, U.S. oil companies, Canadian pipeline builders, and investors from all ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • State IDs Faulty Tanks; Now Tank Law is being scaled Back

    After a 2014 chemical spill polluted drinking water for more than 300,000 people in West Virginia, lawmakers there quickly mandated tighter surveillance of the state's chemical storage tanks. It revealed dozens of tanks that shouldn't have been in service still posed a potential threat to drinking water for more than 134,000 people downstream. Many were corroded and a few were filled with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Richmond Company Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations

    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, and control fuel leaks from underground storage ...

  • Storage Tank Insurance Program Options Discussed by Legends

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “There are approximately 587,000 underground storage tanks (USTs) nationwide that store petroleum or hazardous substances. The greatest potential threat from a leaking UST is contamination of groundwater, the source of drinking water for nearly half of all Americans.” Obtaining pollution liability insurance coverage for ...

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