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  • Carlhian Remediation on the Sudbury River

    CommTank was hired by this customer to remove a 500-gallon underground storage tank and replace it with a 275-gallon Roth Tank. The tank was located under a patio in the back of the house. After taking out the underground tank, we found oil underneath it and a hole that was the size of a dime in the tank's bottom. The tank was at least 50 years ol....

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  • Residential Remediation - In Situ Chemical Oxidation

    CommTank was asked by this homeowner to evaluate a potential oil tank spill that occurred at her home over 20 years ago. The woman living at this property had lost her husband to cancer and she suspected the contamination might be the cause. The oil tank leak had occurred under their family room floor in the lower level of a split-level home. This....

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  • Basement Remediation for a Leaking Oil Tank

    CommTank was hired to provide a limited subsurface investigation (LSSI) at this single family residential property in Revere, MA. The property was owned by Freddy Mac and had been unoccupied for some time. It was posted for sale through Real Property Management when it was burglarized for the copper piping inside. While removing the copper pipes fo....

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  • Location, Removal, and Cleanup of an Underground Tank

    This house in Beverly Massachusetts was for sale and the buyer hired CommTank to search for an underground tank at the property. It is common for a new buyer to request this service when there isn’t a record of the underground tank removal at the Fire Department. CommTank’s technician started the search by using an underground utility l....

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  • Subsurface Investigation and Limited Removal Action

    This customer owns a property in the town of Truro that had an oil smell. They thought it was coming from residue sprayed into the air by a furnace that had a combustion problem. The furnace and oil tank were both removed and the property converted to propane so there was no longer a source of oil. They called us to see if CommTank could clean-up ....

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