EPA Issues Warning Following Underground Storage Tank Study
Following an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report released last week, EPA warned owners and users of diesel fuel underground storage tanks (USTs) to check for corrosion. According to EPA, "the report shows that 35 of 42 – or 83 percent – of the USTs studied exhibited moderate or severe corrosion, but less than 25 percent of owners were aware of corrosion prior to the internal inspection."
EPA noted that, "Although EPA cannot project the actual percentage of USTs storing diesel that are affected by corrosion nationwide, the Agency is alerting owners of USTs storing diesel fuel about risks from corrosion." EPA also recommended that "owners check inside their tank systems and further investigate the condition of their diesel fuel tanks."