Navy, EPA Settle Alleged Underground Storage Tank Violations

April 27, 2012

The U.S. Navy has settled allegations that it violated underground storage tank requirements at a Norfolk facility.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Navy agreed to pay a $5,855 penalty.

An EPA inspection in March 2011 found that three 25,000-gallon underground storage tanks containing diesel fuel at Building NH94 hadn't been tested for corrosion since 2004. Such testing is required every three years to prevent leaks.

The tanks were tested on April 4, 2011 and the Navy certified its compliance with the requirements.

The EPA announced the settlement Thursday in a news release.

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