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TANK ABANDONMENT

While more costly than removal, and becoming an outdated practice. Abandonment is sometimes performed due to specific job hardship conditions.

  • File permits

  • Contact Dig Safely NY

  • The UST is uncovered, rendered free of ignitable vapors

  • Cut open and cleaned of all product and product residue.

  • The tank is then entered by a technician who visually inspects the tank for breaches.

  • Soil is extracted from the perimeter of the UST by means of drilling through the UST and extracting soil samples or by “geoprobing” around the UST from the surface.

  • If any contaminated soil is detected or breaches in the tank are observed, the tank must be removed from the ground and the site remediated.

  • If no problems are observed with the UST, the tank may be filled with an inert material (i.e. concrete or sand), depending on local municipality regulations.

  • Once the tank is filled, the site is backfilled

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