The removal of underground storage tanks (USTs) is a service we provide frequently.
Our company is approved by Oklahoma’s Petroleum Storage Tank Division as a qualified underground storage tank remover, and we hold a license to remove USTs. We are also partnered with excavators that are specialized in underground storage tank removal. We monitor the overall removal process, perform additional inspections, and prepare necessary reports for the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. We will also facilitate the disposal of underground storage tanks.
We work with fuel stations across the Plains and Midwest states and are ready to dispatch a qualified environmental engineer right away to your facility.
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Our Underground Storage Tank Removal Service
Our underground storage tank removal starts by gathering together our excavation and removal teams…
- Secure all necessary local permits.
- Prepare an OSHA-compliant health and safety plan.
- Examine maps and diagrams of public utility lines.
- Coordinate efforts and scheduling with all tank removal personnel.
- Exposing the underground storage tank and removing contents.
- Disconnecting the tank and removing it from the ground.
- Inspection and testing of soil samples.
- Assess potential damage to the environment.
- Filing of all necessary local and state reports.
- Disposal of the underground storage tanks.
- Recommendations for remediation of polluted soils and hydrogeology.
- Assist property owner in obtaining financial assistance through government agencies.
Why Hire Us For Underground Storage Tank Removal?
Because our company has performed hundreds of underground storage tank removals, we have accumulated experience with a wide variety of tanks, service stations old and new, and understand the unique regulatory compliance requirements in various states across the Plains and Midwest.
- We are approved by the Oklahoma Petroleum Storage Tank Division as a qualified underground storage tank inspector due to our experience with Oklahoma’s rural gas stations.
- Our environmental engineers have a combined 25 years experience overseeing underground storage tank removal projects.
- We employ ASTM standards with the inspection and handling of underground storage tanks.
- We hire OHSA-trained contractors to handle the excavation and removal process.
Why is an Underground Storage Tank Removal Necessary?
Historically, underground storage tanks (USTs) were made of bare steel up until the mid-1980s. Environmental regulations were much less stringent in those times. Today, there are still thousands of gas and diesel stations with old tanks underground. Even modern-day tanks can leak due to faulty installation and inadequate maintenance activity. Moreover, leak detection systems and dispensers often fail.
Old underground storage tanks that are no longer in use still contain some remnant contents. These contents will eventually leak as the tank structure slowly deteriorates. Failure to remove an old underground storage tank can pose risks to human health and create a potential for fire and explosion.
This is why federal regulations and state departments of environmental quality require the removal of tanks no longer in use.
Underground Storage Tank Inspection
Once an underground storage tank has been removed, we perform an inspection of the tank to determine the extent of damage, if any, including an analysis of the soil to determine any contamination to the environment. We satisfy all necessary checks and tests and file all required reports to state’s Department of Environmental Quality.