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Main Title Underground Storage Tanks on Indian Lands. Education Moderates: An Environmental Treat.
Author Hillger, R. W. ; Small., M. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/160;
Stock Number PB92-179860
Additional Subjects Land pollution abatement ; Underground storage ; Storage tanks ; Leakage ; Land management ; Pollution regulations ; American Indians ; Environmental protection ; Soil contamination ; Environmental management ; US EPA ; Notification procedures ; Remedial action ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-179860 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
The paper discusses many of the problems surrounding leaking underground storage tanks, the laws that govern them, and some ways in which they can be properly managed. Problems commonly encountered on Native American Lands such as UST abandonment, poor UST management practices, and lack of public awareness must be resolved if one is to have a safey and healthy environment. Recent studies indicate that the average age of an UST system on Native American lands is over 15 years, and that 90% of the identified tanks are bare steel and subject to corrosion and leaks. Nationally, over 25% of the 2 million USTs are leaking. Without question, these figures are most alarming. Since USTs will continue to be a part of one's daily life, it is encumbent upon UST owners and operators to take the necessary precautions to prevent releases. The number of future leaks can be reduced dramatically if proper management practices are adopted and owners and operators actively use leak detection. In addition, owners and operators of UST systems must keep up with the federal UST regulations, maintain and upgrade their systems properly, notify tribal authorities and EPA if there is a suspected leak or release, and assure financial responsibility for their USTs.