|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:28:59 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL: Underground storage tank violations at Joint Base Langley-Eustis (VA)|
News Releases U.S. EPA January 28, 2014EPA Settlement with Virginia Military Bases Protects Soil and Groundwater from Contamination
PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 28, 2014) -- In separate agreements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force have settled alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at three Virginia military bases: Fort Pickett, in Blackstone Va.; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, near Newport News, Va.; and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, in Norfolk, Va.
These settlements address alleged non-compliance with federal and state environmental safeguards designed to prevent, detect, and control leaks of petroleum and other hazardous substances from underground fuel tanks.
The U.S. Army paid a $41,427 penalty for allegedly failing to conduct required annual fuel line leak detectors for 13 USTs at Fort Pickett. An October 2012 EPA inspection revealed that leak detection inspections were not conducted for seven diesel fuel tanks, ranging in capacity from 8,000 to 20,000 gallons; five tanks storing jet fuel, ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 gallons; and one 10,000-gallon gasoline tank.
... For the entire release, seehttp://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/ 0/9ba04a61528f223785257c6e006e98df?OpenDocument
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