Leaking UST Close to Home

August 12, 2013

This fuel tank, shown here dug up, leaked an estimated 7,000 gallons in Freeland.  - Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Ecology

Leaking UST systems seem less common in the headlines than they did in the 1990s during the heyday of upgraded and closures. Better equipment, more frequent inspections and operator training should be making our universe tanks less of a public concern. But sometimes you see a headline about a local business and it drives the point home: UST systems still leak. Here’s the story about a local leak on Whidbey Island, Washington.

Freeland fuel spill worries experts from the South Whidbey Record

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