Environmental Risk Management | Tank Closure

The Importance of Tank Closure

Did you know there are approximately 575,000 underground storage tanks (USTs) nationwide that store petroleum or hazardous substances? The greatest potential threat from a leaking UST is contamination of groundwater, the source of drinking water for nearly half of all Americans. The EPA reported that groundwater supplies drinking water to approximately 50% of the nation’s overall population and 99 percent of the population in rural areas. The Florida Department of Agriculture reports that over 90% of Floridians drink groundwater as their primary source. For more information regarding underground storage tanks and groundwater, click here.

What Is An Underground Storage Tank System?

According to the EPA, an underground storage tank system includes the fuel dispensers and any underground piping connected to the tank that has at least 10 percent of its combined volume underground.

Safe Closure Is a Must!

People who choose not to follow standard safety measures are injured and even killed every year while closing or removing tanks. For a proper safe closure, you need qualified professionals who will use standard safety practices. Take a look at some brief facts for closing underground storage tanks, here.

Environmental Risk Management In Florida: Tank Closure

With extensive experience in assessing and managing leaking underground storage tanks (USTs), ERMI has a thorough understanding of the required procedures and documentation for appropriately closing a UST. ERMI provides cost effective tank removal, closure-in-place solutions, and tank closure assessment reports.

During exposure and removal of underground storage tanks, many issues often arise which require rapid, informed, and accurate decision making in order to minimize cleanup costs, eliminate regulatory infractions, maintain insurance coverage, and/ or maintain eligibility in state funded cleanup programs.

ERMI excels in understanding these issues and in communication of options and procedures to property owners and tank contractors so that good decisions are made while a tank pit is open. ERMI will help minimize your risk by offering valuable services to meet your needs. Contact us today, here!

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