In the unfortunate event that a tank has leaked, certain soil remediation steps are taken to effectively clean up the property.
Once a leak has been identified, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection must be notified. A 24 hour phone number is available to report the incident and to obtain a case number.
NJDEP 24 HR PHONE: (609) 292-7172
A memorandum of agreement (MOA) is then sent to the property owner with guidelines on choosing a contractor and remediating the incident. In some cases, the groundwater is impacted along with the surrounding soils.
There are various methods and technologies on remediation: soil and groundwater. The basic remediation is the excavation, transportation and disposal of contaminated soils along with the pumping, treatment, and disposal of groundwater. In the event that you are confronted with this situation, 7 Oil will provide options, information, and pricing to remedy the problem.
The ultimate goal of performing soil remediation is to obtain a No Further Action (NFA) letter from the Department of Environmental Protection. Once the inspected area has been remediated to below DEP action levels, a report will be generated for review by the DEP. Once everything meets DEP approval, an NFA letter will be sent to the responsible party. This effectively is the clean bill of health for the property.
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