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Do petrol stations have to be dug up regularly?

SirBargainsALot Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Our local petrol station is being dug up and refurbished, and a temporary one has been installed for the meantime. A friend told me that it's being dug up because the underground fuel reservoirs have to be replaced every 10 years.

Now, I can think of local petrol stations that have been there for much much longer and never had to be dug up. Is my friend talking out of her filling cap?
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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banned#1
yes to her talking out of her fuel cap.... but they do need to be cleaned once in a while.

Some new regs came in this year not sure what they covered

edit:
Can't find a UK version yet but here's a story on the US take on it

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1154/is_n12_v80/ai_12970157/

edit2:
Nope that one was wrong, it's to do with Stage II Vapour recovery regs, half way down page 3

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/pollution/ppc/localauth/pubs/guidance/notes/aqnotes/documents/aq05-08-pvr-orifice-vent-devices.pdf
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One hell of a well researched reply, my friend! Either way, looks like it doesn't warranty a wholesale ripping out of the petrol station. It's probably just Sainsbury's giving us a flashier filling station...
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SirBargainsALot
One hell of a well researched reply, my friend! Either way, looks like it doesn't warranty a wholesale ripping out of the petrol station. It's probably just Sainsbury's giving us a flashier filling station...


Sainsbury have just done the same where i live. they didnt seem to change the store. it was just the tanks they seemed to alter.

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