Location: Delaware County, PA Summary: An overfilled heating oil tank resulted in the release of a substantial amount of No. 2 fuel oil to the soils immediately adjacent to a family’s home. As a result, fuel oil seeped through the basement wall, and fumes were spread throughout the house by the forced-air heating system.
Location: Belvidere, NJ Summary: An emergency contractor excavated more than 500 cubic yards of No. 2 fuel oil-impacted soil after the homeowner suspected a fuel loss from an underground storage tank (UST) system. Heating oil impacts were observed to extend in the bedrock at the base of the excavation.
Location: Bryn Mawr, PA Summary: During a heating oil delivery, an overfilled heating oil tank burst in the basement of a vacationing family, resulting in a spill of over 300 gallons of oil. A substantial amount of oil was collected in the French drain and sump, and discharged to the storm sewer, which flowed to a nearby stream. The French drain also allowed oil to accumulate and spread beneath the entire basement floor slab. Heating oil also seeped into the basement walls, and fumes were spread throughout the house by the forced-air heating system.
Location: Day Care Center, Temple Hills, MD Summary: A fuel oil supplier mistakenly delivered heating oil to an abandoned tank system at this day care center. Fuel oil spilled onto the basement floor and onto the soil outside the house, beneath the fill and vent pipes.