KWRRI Research Reports


This study was undertaken to address the removal and closure of defective petroleum underground storage tanks in Kentucky. Goals for the study included:

  • To address standards for levels of contamination requiring corrective action consistent with accepted scientific and technical principles.
  • To recommend a matrix or scoring system to be used for (a) ranking sites as to actual or potential harm to human health and the environment caused by release of petroleum from a petroleum storage tank, and (2) establishing standards and procedures for corrective action that shall adequately protect human health and the environment.
  • To address all compounds individually and collectively known as petroleum.
  • To produce a report that shall be scientifically defensible.

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Notes/Citation Information

Submitted to Petroleum Underground Storage tank Environmental Assurance Fund Commission

Funding Information

The study was commissioned by the Petroleum Storage tank Environmental Assurance Fund Commission.