New York, EPA settle underground tank suit

Nick Snow
Washington Correspondent

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 27 -- New York City and the US Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement under which the city will pay $1.3 million and bring substandard underground storage tank systems into compliance with federal law to settle a civil suit.

The city also agreed to undertake an additional environmental project to make it better able to identify releases from the tanks in which it stores petroleum and other substances. It also pledged to upgrade or close tanks that do not comply with the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

The city owns at least 1,600 underground storage tanks in at least 400 locations throughout its metropolitan area, including all five boroughs, according to EPA.

Contact Nick Snow at nsnow@cox.net.

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