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BMP ID: 5168
Title: Preventing contamination from below ground tanks
Text: "Closed Containment System: All below ground tanks... must have secondary containment and leak detection".
Source Publication Name: Oil and Gas Accountability Project, Best Practices
Citation Section: Alternatives to Pits
Citation Page: 1
Supplemental Documents: See the Source Document for links to supplemental information
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Drilling
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Earthworks
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Washington, DC  20006  United States
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Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Water Quality and Pollution
Soils (Conservation, Pollution, Reclamation)
Location: General / Federal
Vegetation Types:
General Comments:
Cost-Benefit Analysis: These systems greatly reduce or eliminate soil contamination, thereby reducing remediation costs.
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2009-04-29 15:18 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-07-17 12:56 UTC