East Lansing, MI (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 -- PM Environmental has recently launched its Leaking Underground Storage Tank Resources page. This state by state list of resources was created to inform individuals about local regulations and legislation with regard to underground storage tanks, preservation, cleanup and more. The page is designed to be a one-stop shop for people to easily find information pertaining to leaking underground storage tanks by state.
Concerns for leaking under ground storage tanks (USTs) are high, especially if the tank holds a hazardous substance. These concerns are particularly significant given the fact that the substances can percolate into the soil and pollute groundwater. Groundwater is the most common source of drinking water for almost 50% of Americans. Before the mid-1980s, the majority of USTs were made from bare steel, a material that is likely to corrode over time. The corrosion of tanks made of bare steel or other material that wears away allows the under ground storage tank’s contents to leak into the environment.
Underground storage tanks consist of underground piping that connects the UST to at least 10% of the under ground storage tank’s combined volume underground. USTs, and the associated piping that store certain hazardous substances or petroleum, must abide by the federal UST regulations. However, since underground storage tank programs are mainly applied by states and territories, it was especially important that this under ground storage tank resource page be created so that individuals were able to access UST information pertinent to their state.
“There’s a tremendous amount of information on the internet about leaking underground storage tanks, but no one had really aggregated it into one comprehensive, easy to navigate resource,” says Adam Henige who manages the online marketing for PM Environmental. “Some states have distinct differences in how they handle USTs, so we thought this could be valuable to a pretty broad audience.”
For more information, please visit http://pmenv.com/Leaking-Underground-Storage-Tank-Resources. PM Environmental is a an environmental consulting company with 13 locations throughout the United States.
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