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Oil Tank News Articles and Links

Links were valid and working on 7/2008.

A)  Contaminated Site News Stories:

  1. Leaking Underground Storage Tanks: A Threat to Public Health and the Environment
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  2. Family trapped in home that reeks of oil
    Read the Article
  3. Aging oil tanks can pose costly risks
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  4. The Beast Lurking Under the Lawn; weak regulations and high water tables conspire to rot residential oil tanks, and cleaning up is expensive
    Read the Article
  5. A No-win situation (The Bergmanns didn't strike oil; oil struck them.)
    Read the Article
  6. Underground oil tanks add to disaster (hurricane)
    Read the Article

B)  Real estate - property transaction related:

  1. Check for Underground Heating Oil Tanks
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  2. Home Buyers Beware!  Four Things Home buyers Need To Look For
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  3. Underground News: Beware Life Span of Oil Tanks
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  4. Old Underground Oil Storage Tanks Should Not Kill A Real Estate Transaction (but Buyers should beware.)
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  5. Make Sure Your Homeowners Policy Covers Leaking Tanks
    Read the Article
  6. What To Do If You Buy Contaminated Property.  (lawsuit)
    Read the Article

C)  General Oil Tank Guidance:

  1. Oil and Water should Never Mix …
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  2. Disposing of an Oil Tank Can Be a Problem
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  3. North Carolina's Underground Storage Tank Section: Home Heating Oil Tank Brochure
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  4. Underground Home Heating Oil Tanks - a Citizens Guide
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  5. Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund (EPA)
    Read the Article

D)  State Regulations

PES has published our web page so that you don't have to try to understand the State regulations by actually reading them.  However, the following link will take you to:

  1. The North Carolina Division of Waste Management: Underground Storage Tanks Home Page (including links to the actual regulations). 
    Read the Regulations
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