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  • 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 ...

  • U.S. Navy settles underground storage tank violations at Hampton Roads facility

    The U.S. Navy has agreed to pay a $5,855 penalty to settle alleged underground storage tank (UST) violations at its Building NH94, located at 7918 Blandy St., Norfolk, Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. There are three 25,000-gallon underground storage tanks at this facility containing diesel fuel. Each UST is required to be tested every three years to make sure the ...

  • Weston selected by FEMA to help address national underground storage tank issues

    Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) has announced a 5-year, $11.5 million dollar Blanket Purchase Agreement with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Storage Tank Management Technical Services as part of a $50 million program to help address Cold War legacy underground storage tank challenges. Under the program, WESTON will provide site investigation, ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Weston selected by FEMA to help address national underground storage tank issues

    Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) has announced a 5-year, $11.5 million dollar Blanket Purchase Agreement with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Storage Tank Management Technical Services as part of a $50 million program to help address Cold War legacy underground storage tank challenges. Under the program, WESTON will provide site investigation, ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Baltimore County settles violations of underground storage tank regulations

    Baltimore County has settled alleged violations of regulations designed to prevent leaks of fuel and hazardous wastes from underground storage tanks (UST), the US Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement resolves alleged UST violations at 13 county-owned and operated locations. The county will pay a civil penalty of $28,968 and perform a supplemental environmental project ...

  • 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 ...

  • Philadelphia Gas Works to Pay $8,090 Penalty to Settle Underground Storage Tank Violations

    Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) has agreed to pay a $8,090 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (USTs) regulations at the company’s facility at 1849 N. 9th St., Philadelphia, Pa., 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 other ...

  • 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.

  • Hired Camera for Safe Underground Inspections

    Advanced remote visual inspection equipment from Ashtead Technology Rentals helped one client explore a confined drainage and water storage network without having to venture underground himself, reducing the risk of injury and use of confined space personnel. Gordon Mills from Free Drains contacted the rental specialists when he needed to carry out a special examination of two large storage tanks ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

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

    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 and regional water boards will assess the level of ...

  • Washington nuke waste tanks flawed?

    While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The 28 double-walled tanks at Hanford nuclear waste complex hold some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan nuclear plant probes leak from new tank

    Workers at a crippled Japanese nuclear plant are investigating why highly radioactive water leaked from a new storage tank, amid concerns that the problem could further hamper cleanup efforts. The Fukushima Dai-ichi plant suffered multiple meltdowns after a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 knocked out power. It is currently using a fragile makeshift cooling system that creates large ...


    By Associated Press

  • Seam possible cause of Japan nuke plant tank leak

    The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant said Saturday that deteriorated seams and a possible contortion of a reassembled storage tank might have caused a massive contaminated water leak that has triggered fears over the plant's radioactive water management. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said that after the foundation of the tank, which was ...


    By Associated Press

  • What`s In Your Mixing Tank? NFA News from RPI

    Dear friends of RPI:  In the midst of all this summer fun, we're thinking business.  We recently got news of a wildly successful BOS 200® project that achieved an NFA letter...after 17 years and over $750,000 of wasted work!   The Shively site at Kentucky's Corrective Action Underground Storage Tank Branch was plagued with problems, including three quarters of a million spent on mechanical ...

  • EPA takes action to protect ground water from petroleum contamination

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a complaint to the owners and operators of several upstate New York gasoline stations for violating federal regulations governing seventeen underground storage tanks. The complaint, which seeks $233,000 in penalties, was issued to Andrew B. Chase; Chase Services, Inc.; Chase Convenience Stores, Inc., and Chase Commercial Land Development, ...

  • EPA and Baltimore`s CNX Marine Terminals, Inc. settle water and waste violations

    CNX Marine Terminals, Inc. has agreed to pay a $34,600 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal environmental laws involving the discharge of pollutants in stormwater runoff, the operation and maintenance of underground storage tank systems and waste storage, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The alleged violations were at the CNX terminal at 3800 New Gate Ave., ...

  • HRG acquires Alliance Environmental

    Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) (Harrisburg, PA), a full-service engineering firm serving the Mid-Atlantic region, announced that it has acquired Alliance Environmental Services, Inc., a Harrisburg-based provider of environmental consulting services to industrial, financial services, and legal services clients. HRG said that the addition of Alliance Environmental expands its offerings ...

  • U.S. Navy Settles hazardous waste violations at facility in Virginia Beach, Va.

    The U.S. Navy has agreed to pay a $32,800 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations and underground storage tank (UST) regulations at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story facility in Virginia Beach, Va. , the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited the U.S. Navy for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), ...

  • August Mack Environmental, Inc. Announces Promotion of Indianapolis Employee to Senior Technical Manager

    INDIANAPOLIS – August Mack Environmental, Inc., a full-service environmental, health and safety consulting firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Darci Thomas to Senior Technical Manager in its Indianapolis office. Since joining August Mack in 2004, Thomas has served as a staff geologist and project manager before taking on her new role as senior technical manager. With over twelve ...

  • Shell fined for polluting UK groundwater

    Shell UK Oil Products Ltd has been fined GBP 18000 by Grimsby Magistrates’ Court for polluting the groundwaters close to its Toothill Petrol Filling Station at Yarborough Road, Grimsby. The cost of cleaning up the underground contamination, which has been paid by Shell to Anglian Water, is estimated to be about GBP 5 million, the court was told on Wednesday (25 June 2008). The company ...

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