Many underground tanks are found to have some level of leakage, early detection is key to aid in remediation.
Underground Storage Tank Studies:
Underground fuel storage tanks are a major issue in Environmental Site Assessments. Investigation, characterization, remediation, and monitoring of underground contamination can be a significant burden to property owners.
Most underground contamination of soil and groundwater comes from large fuel tanks associated with gasoline stations and transportation facilities. Even if tanks are regularly tested, leakage up to 0.05 gallons per hour is considered to "pass" typical leakage testing. However, even at this small leakage rate, releases may occur as great as 300 gallons within a year.
MBCE can assess the extent of such contamination in soil and groundwater (see Environmental Site Assessment). Our technical experience in geology and engineering have enabled us to work with regulatory agencies and achieve site closures for many clients. MBCE has also assisted clients with reimbursement from the State of California for leaking underground tank expenses.