Oil Tank Removal in Timber, OR

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Track Works

Woodland, WA
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With over 5 years of experience in the land clearing and demolition industry, Track Works knows how to quickly, efficiently, and affordably remove and haul away all types of unwanted structures. Whether you need a commercial or residential building torn down... more

Tank Removal Tips for Timber, OR

Tips for Removing Tanks

What is the history of oil tanks?

  • 1859 — Oil is discovered and stored in wooden barrels.
  • Late 1800s — The first steel storage tanks are produced to keep valuable oil safe.
  • 1922 — First standards for steel storage tank safety are developed.
  • 1930s — Underground storage tanks are now the preferred storage method, opposed to the previously preferred above ground storage tanks.
  • 1960s — Tank owners grow more frustrated and more concerned with oil loss due to tank corrosion.
  • 1970s — Concerns begin to spread regarding the environmental impact of oil tank leaks.
  • 1988 — The EPA sets a deadline for upgrading underground tank systems, putting new tank regulations into place.
  • 1990s — Many begin closing and removing their tanks due to the widely known environmental and health risks.

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