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Straight Talk On Tanks: Leak Detection Methods For Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks And Piping

This publication is based on the 1988 UST regulation.

EPA revised the UST regulation in June 2015.

Straight Talk On Tanks: Leak Detection Methods For Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks And Piping (EPA EPA-510-B-05-001). September 2005.

This booklet provides easy-to-understand descriptions of several leak detection methods for tanks and piping, as well as explanations of the regulatory requirements for leak detection. Leak detection methods include: secondary containment with interstitial monitoring, automatic tank gauging, vapor monitoring, groundwater monitoring, statistical inventory control, tank tightness testing with inventory control, and manual tank gauging.

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