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Underground Storage Tanks!

The NC Standards of Practice (SOP) do not require us to "inspect for the presence or condition of buried fuel storage tanks" or UST's (underground storage tanks or under ground fuel oil tanks) and we do not. Any mention of these tanks in this report is a courtesy only. These tanks can be expensive liabilities. We are not responsible if you later find a UST on the property. However this home was built around or before 1986 and the property could have a UST. Congress stop allowing under ground oil storage tanks in late 1985. Recommend consulting with an environmental consultant or contractor that knows the law and regulations pertaining to leaking tanks and real estate transactions to determine,

1. If there is a tank on premises or not.

2. To determine if the tank has leaked if one is found.

3. To remove the tank if possible and test for leaking.

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