Whether your fuel storage facility is above ground or underground, both areas can cause soil contamination with a great impact on ecosystems and the environment as a whole. A typical leaking underground storage tank (LUST) scenario involves the release of a fuel product from an underground storage tank (UST) that can contaminate surrounding soil, groundwater, or surface waters, or affect indoor air spaces.
Therefore the consistency of regular maintenance of equipment especially fuel storage facilities is imperative for the safety of everyone on the site, the sustainability of the mine itself and the impact it has on the environment it operates in.
Prevention and Sustainment
There are multiple preventative and corrective measures that can be put in place to avoid any of the above-mentioned issues at fuel storage facilities such as:
- Standard Operating procedures
- Regular maintenance procedures
- Early detection
- Preventative disaster management procedures
From the design phase to the safety supporting system, preventative measures and good housekeeping can prevent any damages and issues to tank storage facilities on-site, ensuring that all the equipment on site is safe and accident-free.