What’s the history on UST’s?

Until the mid-1980s most underground storage tanks (USTs) were made of
bare steel, which is likely to corrode over time and allow UST contents to leak
into the environment. To address a nationwide problem of leaking USTs, Congress
passed a series of laws to protect human health and the environment beginning
in 1984 with an amendment to the Solid Waste Disposal Act. 

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1. What is an underground storage tank system (UST)?
2. What’s the history on UST’s?
3. How many UST’s do we have in Goochland?
4. Who manages the UST program and is the proper contact person for that program?
5. What is the testing frequency of UST’s?
6. Is there active management of the tank program?
7. What is the County’s responsibility in this program?
8. Is the County proactive in enforcement of UST program?
9. What is a big versus small tank?
10. How do I remove an underground storage tank?
11. How do I find more information about the UST program?
12. What if I think my well is contaiminated by UST?
13. How do I find information about my septic system?