In this episode, Simple Tank was hired to remove a 550 gallon underground heating oil tank that was previously filled in place with sand. The tank was located in the rear yard of a house under a deck.
The deck was removed by another contractor before we arrived on site. Once we excavated to the top of the tank, we realized that the tank was a 1,000 gallon tank filled with sand that was contaminated.
This tank was filled back in the 90’s by another contractor who took out all the proper permits. This is a perfect example of a tank filled with sand that was not cleaned out properly.