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Old 06-17-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I will be removing my Underground Oil Storage Tank. it currently has about 100 gallons of fuel oil in it.
it is unfortunately located beneath a concrete patio.
can anyone recommend some oil tank removal companies near monmouth/ocean counties that did a good job in the UST removal for them?

Thanks,
Ray.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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Pause for a moment and make sure you understand the potential implications of the tank removal. I suggest you use the search function on here for discussion threads on this topic.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:03 AM
 
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Do you have tank insurance? If so, the insurance company may have a list of approved vendors that you will be required to use. I had a tank pulled in Essex County that was covered by ProGuard. They gave me a list of about a dozen companies.
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:29 AM
 
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My lawyer, who specializes in this sort of thing told me that less than 1% of the tanks actually leak and that it is the oil tank removal companies that you have to be wary of. Lots of shady characters out there trying to make you pay for unnecessary stuff.

When they cut it open and suck all the oil out, they get in the tank and wipe it down. If the tank starts sweating it could be a bad sign.

I had a ust removed recently which was filled with water amd oil and it was a thin guage tank that had been there since the 1950s and probably abandoned for decades. No leaks.
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:38 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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thanks for the replys, I will check previous threads on this topic as well.

checking into a company called 'core environmental services' out of newton nj.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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I think the % of leaking underground tanks is much higher than 1%.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:54 PM
 
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I think the % of leaking underground tanks is much higher than 1%.
Which oil tank removal company do you own?
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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I think the % of leaking underground tanks is much higher than 1%.
It is much higher than 1%. I would say 25% off the top of my head, and more than 50% if the tank is more than 25 years old. This is not data, it is a guess based on years of observing removals. My experience may or may not reflect larger realities. Perhaps someone can research and post some hard numbers. But 1% is completely wrong, that I am sure of.
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