Removing buried oil tank

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  • Peg Peg on Aug 12, 2017
    What is your question please?
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    • Peg Peg on Aug 13, 2017
      You should contact the appropriate person for removal of it. Gas or oil company in your area.
  • In Pennsylvania, there are specific regulations about the removal of tanks that are underground and the soil needs to be tested and some people have to pay a fee for the removal. If yours is above ground, you may need a plumber or other specialist to make sure all the lines are tied off correctly.
    • Maryandcat Maryandcat on Aug 12, 2017
      Thanks Elizabeth, have to look into any requirements in Maryland. This is new to me.
  • FL FL on Aug 12, 2017
    Hi! I found a site that did not seem too specific to one state. I think it is general information about the way it is handled. It might prove to be very informative:
    Good luck!
  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Aug 12, 2017
    In Illinois, residents are required to contact their electric company prior to digging in their backyard In case there are underground cables or wires that could cause injury or loss of power. Check your State's requirements. Once that us done, you can contact one of several professional tank removal companies -- they can be found online. Search Google using the key words: backyard tank removal.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Aug 12, 2017
    Unless it is leaking oil and you are required to remove it, I'd leave it. How do you plan on filling in the hole left by the tank??
  • Maryandcat Maryandcat on Aug 12, 2017
    Just worried about it being located so close to well. Want to avoid future problems.

  • FL FL on Aug 13, 2017
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