An Evaluation of Northwest States Underground Storage Tank Programs
Type of Culminating Activity
Graduate Student Project
Master of Health Science, Environmental Health
The single most important issue for underground storage tanks (UST's) is their potential to leak into soil and contaminate groundwater (US EPA, 2004a). Groundwater is the source of drinking water for nearly half of all Americans (US EPA, 2004a), and in Idaho, it is the drinking water source for nearly 95% of the state's population (IDEQ, 2001). A leaking UST can present other risks to health and the environment which include explosion and fire (US EPA, 2004a).
Sirs, Erik, "An Evaluation of Northwest States Underground Storage Tank Programs" (2006). Public Health and Population Science Graduate Projects and Theses. 2.