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At service stations, fuel is stored and transferred between tanker trucks, storage tanks, and vehicle tanks. Regulators have paid attention to leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs) and leaky piping between storage tanks and gasoline-dispensing stations, which can result in catastrophic fuel release to the subsurface. During both storage and transfer, a small fraction of unburned fuel is typically released to the environment unless pollution prevention technology is used. Even if the fraction could be small, the cumulative release can be substantial because of the large quantities of fuel sold. Also all surfaces around the refueling zone: roads, car and trucks parks, restaurants & shopping areas receive heavy traffic and therefore a large amount of oil leaks. The cumulative release of unburned fuel is a public health concern because service stations are widely distributed in residential areas and because fuel contains toxic and carcinogenic chemicals. The contamination risks to water resources through leakage of fuels from storage facilities is high. Stormwater that may be contaminated should be treated, controlled and discharged or contained and transported to approved disposal facilities.

Designing TenCate GeoClean® aquatextile solution in every stormwater management system in heavily trafficked areas secures oil leaks retention & depollution.

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