Underground Storage Tank Soil Contamination

Underground Storage Tank Soil Contamination

Underground Storage Tank Soil Contamination When there’s a problem with contamination from an underground storage tank, local environmental agencies get involved, and a geologist is needed to handle the cleanup. The most common reason for contamination is when an underground storage tank (UST) at a gas station starts leaking. USTs are used to store gasoline,…

Bowser Underground Gasoline Storage Tank & Pump

Bowser Underground Gasoline Storage Tank & Pump

Bowser Underground Gasoline Storage Tank & Storage Outfit Sylvanus Freelove (S.F.) Bowser is credited with inventing the first gasoline pump and storage tank combination in 1885. Originally, he invented the pump to dispense kerosene, but as the popularity of gasoline increased with the rise of the automobile, so too did the application of the Bowser…

What is the Underground Storage Tank Abandonment Process

What is the Underground Storage Tank Abandonment Process

Understanding the Underground Storage Tank Abandonment Process The underground storage tank abandonment process is a complex series of construction and demolition tasks that require intensive environmental regulation and oversight. An underground storage tank, or “UST,” is a large vessel, usually comprising steel or fiberglass, that serves to hold large volumes of liquid. These tanks typically…

Boyle Dayton Los Angeles

Boyle Dayton Los Angeles

Boyle Dayton Los Angeles The Boyle Dayton Los Angeles Company was a reputable manufacturer and seller of fueling pumps and standalone underground tanks, for automobiles in the early 1900s. Unlike modern gasoline service stations, the Boyle Dayton Company was a specialty manufacturer of curbside fuel station accessories. Curbside fueling stations were common in America before…

AQMD Rule 1166 Contaminated Soil Excavation
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AQMD Rule 1166 Contaminated Soil Excavation

AQMD Permit for Rule 1166 & Contaminated Soil Excavation Permit An AQMD Permit for Rule 1166 is the Air Quality Management District’s regulatory oversight procedure that applies to contaminated soil excavation projects in Southern California. The primary objective is to monitor contamination plumes in the air and soil, during soil removal and remediation¬†efforts. In order…

Leaking Septic Tank and Nitrate & Nitrite
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Leaking Septic Tank and Nitrate & Nitrite

Leaking Septic Tank and Issues with Nitrate & Nitrite The soil horizons directly underlying a leaking septic tank or leach field is a biologically active zone that environmental professionals refer to as the “Infiltration Zone.” The infiltration zone is approximately one to three inches thick and typically experiences some environmental pollution concerns. In fact, with…