Tank Abandonment

In certain situations, it may not be cost effective or practical to remove a tank from the ground. In most townships, non-regulated heating oil tanks can be left in place (a.k.a tank abandonment) and filled with an inert clean material. Prior to this filling in place, 7 OIL performs the following:

  • NJ Oil tank abandonment It is recommended that soil samples be obtained from beneath the tank for future documentation.
  • Local permits obtained at township offices
  • Utilities marked out prior to breaking ground
  • Removal of tank contents (liquid)
  • Uncovering and accessing the inside of the tank
  • Removal of residues and sludges
  • Cut holes in tank bottom to gather soil samples
  • Inspection of tank interior by township officials
  • Backfill grade and rake out surface
  • Disposal of tank contents at a permitted facility

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