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Main Title Environmental protection : improved inspections and enforcement would ensure safer underground storage tanks /
CORP Author United States. General Accounting Office.
Publisher General Accounting Office,
Year Published 2001
Report Number GAO-01-176T
OCLC Number 48671758
Subjects Underground storage tanks--Environmental aspects--United States ; Underground storage tanks--Safety regulations--United States ; Hazardous substances--Storage--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency
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EJBD  GAO-01-176T Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/28/2001
Collation 39 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Contaminated soil or water resulting from leaks at underground storage tanks can pose serious health risks. In 1984, Congress created the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program to protect the public from potential leaks. Under the program, the Environmental Protection Agency required tank owners to install new leak detection equipment and new spill-, overfill-, and corrosion-prevention equipment. GAO found that about 1.5 million tanks have been permanently closed since the program was created, but more than half of the states do not inspect all of their tanks often enough to meet the minimum rate recommended by EPA--at least once every three years. States reported that even tanks with ...
Cover title. "For release on delivery expected at 10:00 a.m. EST, Thursday, November 1, 2001." "GAO-01-176T."