We all know and understand how badly an oil spill can end up affecting the environment. We have seen examples throughout the world where an oil spill ended up leading to contaminations and damage that can take years to fix, coupled with the immense damage to the eco-system and any animal/plant life that comes into contact with the spill. We know all of this yet a lot of us do not realize that we are sitting on top of oil tanks.
The 1930s in the New Jersey area saw an increase in the procurement of underground oil tanks both residentially and commercially. While people no longer use those oil tanks, they are still sitting underground and are still actively endangering the environment. If there is a leak in an oil tank due to corrosion or damage, the oil will end up leaking into the soil and underground water sources, leading to a large-scale contamination that can end up affecting the chemical composition of your soil and ultimately the water that we use.
The only way to prevent this from happening is to have the oil tank removed from your property. You can hire any good NJ oil tank removal company, have them inspect your property, locate, drain, clean and then remove the oil tank after checking it for any possible infections. This is an ecofriendly move on your part and to make sure that it stays the way, you can ask the oil tank removal company where they plan on getting rid of the oil and oil tanks and make sure that they are doing it in a manner that is not only sustainable, but also EPA approved. You can check a directory online to find a comprehensive list of oil tank removal companies in your area.