Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
Underground storage tanks (UST), as noted above, are a frequent source of environmental contamination. From the beginning of the use of petroleum as a fuel source and for most of the twentieth century, USTs were widely used to store heating oil and various chemicals. Over time, if they are not excavated, these tanks tend to corrode and leak contaminants into the soil and groundwater. Our firm has handled many UST cases at residential, commercial and industrial properties and, on behalf of eligible clients, we have obtained payments from insurance companies and state grants to fund their cleanup.
Thus, we have extensive experience counseling clients about the various compliance, liability, and cost recovery options available to them upon the discovery of contamination from a leaking UST. And as noted above, we have applied for and obtained numerous State grants and loans for the benefit of clients needing financial assistance from the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade and Closure Fund and the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund.