Tank TV Episode 009 – False Negative Soil Sample Result

In this episode of Tank TV, our client had a soil sample result showing slight contamination around their existing underground oil tank. Since the reading was very low (less than 100 PPM), we explained that most likely once the tank is out there should be no issues.

We were hired to remove two underground tanks and one above ground oil tank. After digging around, we realized that the second underground oil tank was actually a previously filled septic tank.

The other underground tank was filled with sand which was clean and the soil around the tank was also clean. As we explained over the phone to the client, his low sample results were meaningless. Everything passed the township inspection and NJDEP did not have to get involved.

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