The Resource Hazardous Materials: Upgrading of Underground Storage Tanks Can Be Improved to Avoid Costly Cleanups

Hazardous Materials: Upgrading of Underground Storage Tanks Can Be Improved to Avoid Costly Cleanups

Label
Hazardous Materials: Upgrading of Underground Storage Tanks Can Be Improved to Avoid Costly Cleanups
Title
Hazardous Materials: Upgrading of Underground Storage Tanks Can Be Improved to Avoid Costly Cleanups
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that hundreds of thousands of underground storage tanks containing petroleum or hazardous chemicals are leaking and pose a threat to public health and the environment. Most of DOD's underground storage tanks are single-walled steel tanks that do not have corrosion protection and have an average life expectancy of 16 to 20 years. Most were installed prior to 1965 and are now beyond their average life expectancy. Leaking tanks can contaminate nearby groundwater, which is the primary source of drinking water for half of the population of the United States. They can also cause fires and explosions. Regulations require the following: (1) Ensure that new underground storage tanks have automatic leak detection, corrosion protection, and spill and overflow protection; (2) By 1998 upgrade all existing tanks to meet the new-tank standards and, until they do, annually test nonupgraded tanks for leaks; (3) Clean up damages caused by leaking tanks; and (4) Close inactive substandard tanks after 12 months after being taken out of service
Cataloging source
DTICE
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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  • Environmental impact
  • Water pollution
  • Waste disposal
  • Storage tanks
  • Industrial chemistry and chemical processing
  • Solid wastes pollution and control
  • Water pollution and control
  • Maintenance
  • Hazardous materials
  • Underground
  • Cleaning
  • Air force facilities
  • Aquifers
  • Ground water
Target audience
adult
Label
Hazardous Materials: Upgrading of Underground Storage Tanks Can Be Improved to Avoid Costly Cleanups
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
41 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227782740
  • (OCoLC)ocn227782740
Label
Hazardous Materials: Upgrading of Underground Storage Tanks Can Be Improved to Avoid Costly Cleanups
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
41 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227782740
  • (OCoLC)ocn227782740

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