This picture reminds me of how stupid people buried fuel storage tanks and what can happen eventually to them…they fail…..they leak.
This is one of the City of Arlington’s agenda items that passed on the meeting of 8/6/2013 ….
“Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the removal and disposal of three (3) underground fuel storage tanks with Environmental Logistics Company, LLC in the estimated amount of $59,650.
PRIOR BOARD OR COUNCIL ACTION
This purchase is for the removal and disposal of three (3) 10,000 gallon underground fuel storage tanks located at the Pierce-Burch Water Treatment Plant, 1901 Lakewood Drive. Prior to the initiation of the site work, Environmental Logistics Company, LLC shall submit to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) a written 30-day underground fuel storage tank construction notification, and alert the regional office 24 to 72 hours prior to removal of the fuel tanks. The purchase will include the complete removal and disposal of the fuel storage tanks, dispensers, components, and electrical modifications.”
Buried fuel tanks R jus Municipal Setting Designations just waiting to happen…why did the city even wait this long to remove the ones by the Lake Arlington WATER TREATMENT plant?
I spoke with a couple of city employees who said these R over 2o years old and R removing them cause they don’t use them and R tired of (daily) babysitting them for leaks. They daily pressure & volume test to ensure they are not leaking or that water is getting into them. He said that once they are decommissioned, the TCEQ requires they be removed after one year….most importantly, they both told me that they were NOT leaking…(yet).
We all agreed underground tanks near a water treatment plant in the first place is trouble waiting to happen …plans R in place to continue removing them. The others at the SW Green Oaks facilty/office location is sloted for removal in 2015 because of funding issues. Last year they removed the one on 1015 Main street.
I asked him if he knows anything about the alleged buried jet fuel tanks at or near the Viridian Project and he said he had not heard about that.
I told them they never bothered to remove the one by my home…hubby has cancer…go figure…I will not be able to know if any exposures he had was from living in the airshed of all our gas wells and the drill site two blocks near our home by the Cowboys Stadium, or if was being near the GM plant and their gaswells, or if it was the MSD of known Benzene contamination two inches into the soil 633 feet from my home. This Municipal Setting Designation by my home was approved by our City Council to be exempt from the clean up of an old filling station and their underground storage tanks that leaked. The TCEQ allows this even though federal funds exist for Brownsfield clean up.
I am thankful that finally they are working to remove a problem before it happens near our drinking water plant…if you click on this link of the map, you’ll see how close the padsite where they have been drilling for natural gas is to the plant. We are now finding out about how vibrations from fracking and the truck traffic may be wrecking havoc underground….