Due to the risk of contamination to the soil and groundwater of a property, fuel oil storage tanks and associated piping are a significant environmental liability.  Underground storage tanks (USTs) have been utilized to store gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, and heating oil for many years and are prone to rusting and leakage. Fuel oil tanks are considered a significant risk to property owners, as well as prospective property buyers that may be unaware of abandoned and undocumented tanks.

After a site assessment if it is found that a product release has occurred, additional testing and remediation may be required.  ARM’s experienced staff of Geologists and Environmental Technicians can assist our clients in completing removing the tanks, remediating the site and with filing post-closure reports with the State to receive a  No Further Action (NFA) status. After a removal of a tank and filing the appropriate paperwork to the State, it may be possible to apply for reimbursement of some expenses through the State Trust Fund.

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Storage Tank assessment typically includes:

  • Soil boring advancement and monitoring well installation
  • Soil sampling and analysis by a State certified laboratory
  • Groundwater monitoring/sampling
  • Groundwater and contaminant plume monitoring
  • Submission of required notifications and reports to State agencies

Based on the data collected during the tank removal, ARM will come up with an effective and cost-conscious remediation process:

  • Natural attenuation / Monitoring only
  • Bioremediation
  • Free product recovery
  • Soil excavation and disposal
  • Soil vapor extraction
  • Or combinations of remedial methods

Regulated removal and closure of UST systems can be a lengthy and costly process.  ARM’s experienced staff can help reduce cost while ensuring a quick and effective resolution.