Dangers of neglecting an oil tank

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Nick Saunders

Operations Manager at J.W Hinchliffe Tanks

The Dangers of Neglecting an Oil Tank

A recent visit to uplift a redundant tank highlighted to us the importance of ensuring any oil tanks on a site are inspected annually. The tank pictured had been neglected for a number of years, which if left with a quantity of oil, could cause a serious environmental incident.

Thankfully the tank pictured only contained tank bottom sludges which we were able to uplift into our vacuum unit before removing the tank for cleaning and disposal at our waste transfer station.



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