Tank decommissioning is perhaps the most
dangerous aspect of managing UST systems.
Multiple serious injuries and fatalities have occurred
due to the hazards related to the closure and
removal of tanks. These accidents occur suddenly
with little or no warning.
Accidents during tank decommissioning are often the result of failure by people to follow proper safety
precautions - oftentimes because of:
lack of knowledge about the related hazards, or
Underground storage tank (USTs) systems that store hazardous chemicals and petroleum products can
present serious hazardous conditions because of the combustibility, flammability and/or toxicity of the