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SOIL SAMPLING



We offer two styles of soil samples:
TPH soils are recognized by the D.E.P. for Connecticut.
STARS soils are recognized by the D.E.C. for New York.


TPH SOIL SAMPLE PROCEDURE

 Two 2" core borings are drilled and samples taken from the approximate depth of the bottom of the tank. One boring is drilled off each end of the tank. Locations may vary depending on soil condition and ground slope. Samples are analyzed at an independent laboratory. The analysis method is 418.1. The soil sample results are expressed in PPM (parts per million) of hydrocarbon to soil ratio. There is a 48 hour turn-around on all soil sample results. Clearly understand that these results are a representative of the areas sampled only and do not offer or imply a guarantee that the subject tank system has not, does not, or will not leak; only that the soil sampled was tested to determine if there is a TPH level present. The inspection and report do not express or imply any past or future responsibility as to the condition of the soil surrounding the underground tank system. A site with an elevated TPH soil sample should be excavated (starting at the point of elevated sample, per diagram) to determine the source and extent of contamination. All contaminated soil should be removed and disposed by a licensed transporter of contaminated materials.


STARS MEMO SOIL SAMPLE PROCEDURE

 Three 2" core borings are drilled for one composite sample. The samples are taken from the approximate depth of the bottom of the tank. Locations may vary depending on soil condition and ground slope. The sample is analyzed at an independent laboratory. The analysis methods are Volatiles-8021 and Aromatic Hydrocarbon-8270. The soil sample results are expressed in ug/kg (parts per billion) to soil ratio. There is a 3-5 business day turn-around on all soil sample results. Clearly understand that these results are a representative of the areas sampled only and do not offer or imply a guarantee that the subject tank system has not, does not, or will not leak; only that the soil sampled was tested to determine if there is a compound level present. The inspection and report do not express or imply any past or future responsibility as to the condition of the soil surrounding the underground tank system. A site with an elevated STARS MEMO soil sample should be excavated (starting at the point of elevated sample, per diagram) to determine the source and extent of contamination. All contaminated soil should be removed and disposed by a licensed transporter of contaminated materials.





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