You ask, what is a ghost tank? Ghost tanks are tanks that are discovered during construction work, site inspections, and other activities, that are suspected to have been used for petroleum or hazardous chemicals or waste. Ghost tanks are regularly found during roadway and underground utilities construction.
The TCEQ and other agencies require identification of the chemicals through process knowledge or sampling and laboratory chemical analysis.
Ghost tanks may be located is suspected by using magnetometer and ground penetrating radar, and also by field locating using excavation equipment.
CRG Texas provides magnetometer and GPR surveys to search and/or locate suspected ghost tanks. CRG Texas also provides physical locates and removal, sampling/ lab analysis, and agency reporting.
AST/ UST Compliance, Installations, Upgrades and Removal from Service
CRG provides detailed compliance inspections and personnel training to assist in risk management, pollution prevention, and regulatory compliance. CRG maintains TCEQ Class A and Class B Licensed On-Site Supervisors to oversee every project thus maintaining safety, quality control, regulatory compliance, and high ethical integrity throughout the entire process.
From the beginning stages involving underground utility locates, local Fire Marshall permitting, and TCEQ Construction Notification phase to the Release Determination and Corrective Action Phases, to LPST case closures, our stakeholders can rest at ease knowing that CRG Texas will follow the necessary steps to deliver a high quality and successful project.
CRG Texas’ Quick Response to PST’s
CRG Texas was called upon by a national retail convenience store chain customer to address gasoline flowing from their dispensers toward a fast food restaurant. Upon arrival, CRG Texas quarantined the area, coordinated with the local fire and police officials, isolated the fuel spill, and began initial abatement. Light non-aqaeous phase liquid was recovered using mobile dual phase extraction (MDPE) at recovery wells installed at the site. The LPST case was closed in less than one year.
Tips: Petroleum releases all too often go left un-noticed until it is too late for your release prevention and detection tools to assist. Remember to check your overfill, overspill, and release detection equipment monthly at a minimum in order to reduce the chances of a petroleum release.