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 chemical breakdown of soil contamination will vary according to the type of fuel released. The Smart Foam Professionals use EPA approved materials and techniques to ensure permanent UST abatement.
Additionally, SFI LLC. offers solutions for treatment of leaking underground storage tanks (LUST) as well. In 1984, Congress responded to the increasing awareness of the threats to groundwater posed by leaking USTs by adding Subtitle I to the Solid Waste Disposal Act. Subtitle I required EPA to develop a comprehensive regulatory program for USTs storing petroleum or certain hazardous substances. Congress directed EPA to publish regulations that would require owners and operators of underground tanks to prevent, detect, and clean up releases. At the same time, Congress banned the installation of unprotected steel tanks and piping beginning in 1985. EPA created the Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) to carry out this Congressional mandate to develop and implement a regulatory program for underground storage tank systems.
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