Oil Tank Removal and Soil Remediation Projects in Northern NJ

Since 2002, Care Environmental Remediation Services has conducted soil remediation and underground storage tank and oil tank removal for thousands of customers. These services have helped businesses and property owners throughout Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Sussex counties and the surrounding areas avoid hazardous situations and legal troubles. Learn more about the impact of environmental remediation and tank removal in a review of past projects we’ve handled.

Oil Tank Removal

When underground storage tanks are damaged, the contents usually leak into the surrounding soils. When this happens, an emergency removal permit must be approved by the township and the tank should be quickly removed. This action allows us to quickly extract impacted soils from the excavation site without encountering groundwater or bedrock.

Before backfilling the excavation to grade, we collect post-remediation soil samples. If the data calls for further remediation, we conduct phase II remedial services to remove additional soil. If we do not contact groundwater or bedrock, we then used a geoprobe to establish groundwater depth and determine if a floating product was present. If this is an area of concern, for example, detecting unhealthy substances and a problematic groundwater depth according to the BG measurement system, further action may be taken.

We also design and install site wells and recovery wells. These can recover substantial quantities of free product during the project, and usually cause no adverse effect to any nearby potable wells and downgradient systems.

Soil and Groundwater Remediation

If a sudden release of fuel oil from an above-ground storage tank harms neighbors’ potable wells, there are numerous remedial services available to fix this issue, including:

  • Tank closure
  • Soil remediation
  • A geological site assessment
  • A survey of the potable well
  • Groundwater pump and treatment system services

In addition, we can install a Point of Entry Treatment (POET) system to clean the water going into the homes. We use this system to filter groundwater of all contaminants that could be multiplying in the storage tank and entering drinking water. We can finish the soil remedial activities within two weeks of the oil release, allowing the potable groundwater in the wells to meet compliance standards.

Tank Removal and Soil Remediation

If contaminated soils are found in the cavity of a homeowner’s UST, we work hard to remove the tank and remediate the soils on the same day. After storing the soils on-site, we test the success of the remedial activities until we detect no groundwater or bedrock.

When satisfied with soil and water tests, we backfill the excavation to grade and restore the site with seed and topsoil. We often spend only two days on-site and meet all government regulations.

Remedial Services at Commercial Sites

We can close multiple USTs on site, such as former trucking facilities or fuel storage sites. First, we determine how many tanks are at the site for removal. To formally close tanks in this type of setting, we have to follow state protocol. This process includes:

  • Arranging the UST Tank Closure Approval Application
  • Performing closing activities (decommissioning the tanks, evaluating the site, etc.)
  • Conducting remedial services and investigation sampling
  • Classifying soil waste
  • Drafting and releasing closure reports

Emergency Response

When large tanks release fuel oil suddenly, it can impact subsurface soils and cause neighboring footing drains to discharge oil into underground lines. This can impact neighbors, livestock, and local businesses. If this occurs in winter, it may also cause permafrost surface soil to form a sheet flow of fuel oil into nearby wetland areas. As an immediate response to hazardous issues such as these, Care Environmental Remediation Services conducts the following tasks:

  • Install filter fences in the waterways
  • Place absorbent elements in any rivulet areas
  • Create underflow dams
  • Design collection trenches at base and discharge sections of impacted areas to reduce oil movement
  • Remediate the contaminated soil
  • Remove tanks
  • Assess the surface water, groundwater, soils, and sediment

This kind of rapid action can also recover a significant amount of oil within the first few days of remediation.

Request Our Services Today

If you are a business or property owner searching for remediation or tank removal assistance, turn to Care Environmental Remediation Services for solutions. We are a women-owned business with the necessary certifications and licensure to provide environmental remediation and underground storage tank and oil tank removal. View some of our projects below or contact us today to learn more about how we serve people throughout Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Sussex counties and the surrounding areas in Northern New Jersey.