Underground Storage Tank (UST) Removal

August 30, 2012
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Value: $53,000

Project Challenge

The client contacted Action Environmental to quote an underground storage tank (UST) removal project. They needed several storage tanks removed from within an active tank farm.

Project Solution

The client engaged Action Environmental to perform the removal of the underground storage tanks. The project was managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District.

The underground storage tank removal project included the following steps:

  • Removed concrete pad over two (2) 10,000-gallon underground storage tanks located at a fuel station.
  • Cleaned underground storage tanks prior to removal and properly disposed of rinsate.
  • Excavated and removed two (2) 10,000-gallon underground storage tanks.
  • Removed and properly disposed of brine solution from UST’s interstitial space. 
  • Transported spoil to on-site staging area.
  • Transported underground storage tanks to Action Environmental’s Hanceville, Alabama facility for proper decommissioning.
  • Backfilled tank excavation with #57 stone to within 2 feet of planned subgrade.
  • Backfilled upper 2 feet with dense graded base and compacted to design specifications.
  • Density testing performed by third party testing laboratory.
  • Resurfaced area with 4-inches of asphalt.

Project Results


AL - Alabama | Action Environmental | Environmental Services | Other | Remediation Services | Tank Management
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