Inground Fuel Tank Storage
Among the many environmental issues that continue to beset property owners is fuel storage tanks. A property owner or prospective buyer may want to eliminate a future problem by having an in-ground tank removed prior to the tank beginning to leak. Doing this can avoid what could be an extremely costly decontamination project. For additional information on decontamination costs, see “Amnesty Program” below. Fuel tanks, in most areas, can be either removed or abandoned. Guidelines applicable to in-ground Fuel Storage Tanks vary from town to town, and usually come under the jurisdiction of the local Fire Marshal’s office, as well as the State Department of Environmental Protection.