Underground Petroleum Storage System
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Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (UPSS) are one of the major sources of soil and groundwater contamination and have the potential to leak, leading to expensive remediation and in some cases irreversible damage to the environment. Persistent leaks can have a major impact on neighbouring properties and impose very significant costs on the tank owner and the broader community.Our qualified team have ample experience performing assessments, remediation, removal, and validation of underground petroleum storage tanks and related fuel infrastructure. Specifically, our team are capable of performing the below services:
- Interpretation of the UPSS including advice from one of our experienced consultants
- Preparation of Environmental Management Plans
- Installation and monitoring of groundwater wells using our own in-house drilling team and state of the art equipment
- Decommissioning of Underground Storage Systems – Validation (Phase IV) Reports detailed to EPA requirements
The Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2008 requires owners and operators to regularly check for leaks in the fuel tanks and pipes used to store and handle petroleum products, as well as meet minimum standards in their day-to-day environmental management of these storage systems. Our team can assist with meeting this requirement through 6 monthly visual groundwater checks and yearly groundwater sampling.