OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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Storage Tanks

Storage Tanks

Contamination Evidence:
  • Petroleum odor in wells or basements.
  • Tank inventory losses.
  • Spills.
  • Detection of leaks.
Causes:
  • Corroded tanks.
  • Poor installation and/or maintenance.
  • No testing for tank leaks.
  • Poor inventory control.
  • No leak backup containment.
  • Deterioration of abandoned tanks.
Prevention:
  • Proper installation, maintenance, leak testing and inventory control.
  • Permit compliance.
  • Leak backup containment.
  • Removal of abandoned tanks or filling with inert material.