CommTank provided this removal service for a 500-gallon underground storage tank (UST) at 251 Mason Road Townsend, Ma. Pelletier Properties LLC was working at this bank owned property and discovered a 500-gallon UST. The tank needed to be pumped out immediately. The contractor obtained all the permitting and needed 6" of sludge/oil removed from the tank. The tank was intact when it was pulled from the ground and no holes or leaks were found. UST Removal Steps. Obtain necessary permits (tank removal permit, trench permit, etc.) Provide Dig Safe utility clearance of property (identify underground utilities) Prepare a confined space entry permit and a site-specific health and safety plan. Remove and dispose of two (2) bushes located on top of the UST. Excavate soil located on top of the UST. Create a manway into the UST. Remove all pumpable contents and tank bottoms. Measure explosive gases with a 4-gas meter. Clean the inside of the UST. Prepare tank for fire department inspection. Field screen soil using an organic vapor meter (OVM) Backfill the excavation to grade with clean fill (sand & stone) Transport the UST and associated piping to a licensed tank yard for disposal. Provide a UST closure report. Watch a video of the UST Removal service we provided. Restoration was limited to backfilling to surrounding grade with clean fill, in the areas disturbed, as a result of the UST removal. No contaminated soil was encountered in the excavation. A UST closure report was provided to the customer at the end of the job.