Removal of Underground Storage Tank Reveals Dangerous Leak | New

The recent removal of an underground fuel storage tank at Hanford Community Medical Center led to the discovery of a hazardous materials leak.

According to a report released by the Kings County Public Health Department, the 4,000-gallon underground storage tank serviced a backup generator used to power the medical center’s cafeteria refrigerators.

The report stated that “no less than 10 gallons of diesel fuel were present at the bottom of the tank pit with a most likely larger volume mixed with fine gravel”.

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