Do you have a doubt about the presence of an underground tank on your property?
The Quebec government passed a law in 1990 on replacement and dismantling of underground tanks requiring the verification and replacement by operators and users, over a period of ten years (1991- 2001) of all underground tanks made of steel older than 15 years. This law applies to all tanks containing fuels and lubricants with a storage capacity exceeding 4000 liters (approximately 100 gal US). The Regulation also stipulates that any materials contaminated by a leak from these tanks must be characterized and decontaminated.
As of 2016 the majority of tanks had been removed and the land decontaminated. However, there are still many properties where doubts remain.
Indications that tanks may still be present at a site are:
- Asphalt pavement that has been modified;
- The present of a vent or fill pipe for the tank;
- Historical information and maps indicating the presence of a reservoir or former tank;
- No formal evidence that an existing tank had been removed and the site decontaminated.
For over 20 years, our team of geologists and engineers at Terrapex Environnement have been conducting such surveys and environmental assessments.
If an underground tank is detected and there is a risk of contamination of the property, we offer a full and safe service which includes:
- Leak detection testing;
- Tank cleaning and decommission services;
- The removal and disposal of the tank and associated installations to an authorized site;
- Environmental characterization and reporting;
- The disposal of contaminated soil;
- The restauration of the site to its original condition.
This work may be eligible for a provincial tax credit program Rénovert.
For more information contact us at one of our service points or see us at www.terrapex.ca.
Montréal (450 444-3255)
Québec (418 637-3260)
Estrie/Centre du Québec (819 644-0305)
Beauce (418 389-4382)