Underground FEMA fuel tanks could leak

August 13, 2008 6:52:26 AM PDT
The U.S. owns hundreds of underground fuel tanks - many designed for emergencies back in the Cold War - that need inspection for leaks of hazardous substances that could poison drinking water. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Delaware tank sites include Wilmington and Georgetown.

The Associated Press has learned FEMA has known since at least the 1990s that tanks under its supervision could be leaking fuel into soil and groundwater.

The agency says it knows of 150 underground tanks that must be inspected for leaks. FEMA also is investigating if 124 other tanks are underground or above ground and if they're leaking.

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A state-by-state look at the locations of underground fuel-storage tanks that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is studying to look for possible leaks. There could be more than one tank at each location. FEMA is inspecting tanks in 220 cities in 48 states and Guam, plus the District of Columbia. FEMA would not provide exact locations of these tanks.

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    Alabama
    - Montgomery (two locations)
    - Andalusia
    - Dothan
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    Alaska
    - Fairbanks
    - Anchorage
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    Arizona
    - Phoenix (two locations)
    - Flagstaff
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    Arkansas
    - El Dorado
    - Mountain Home
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    California
    - Pleasant Grove
    - Hollywood
    - San Francisco
    - Los Angeles
    - Torrance
    - Santa Cruz
    - Stockton
    - La Mirada
    - Santa Rosa
    - Bakersfield
    - Bishop
    - San Diego
    - Redding
    - San Luis Obispo
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    Colorado
    - Aspen
    - Colorado Springs
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    Connecticut
    - New Haven
    - Norwich
    - Willimantic
    - Waterbury
    - New London
    - Stamford
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    District of Columbia
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    Delaware
    - Wilmington
    - Georgetown
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    Florida
    - Pensacola
    - Daytona Beach
    - Quincy
    - Orlando
    - Madison
    - Fort Walton Beach
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    Georgia
    - Martinez
    - Bainbridge
    - Gainesville
    - Savannah
    - Macon
    - Milledgeville
    - Athens
    - Hull
    - Columbus
    - Waycross
    - Augusta
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    Guam
    - Agana
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    Hawaii
    - Lihue, Kauai (twice)
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    Idaho
    - Boise
    - Lewiston
    - Osburn
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    Illinois
    - Peoria
    - Bloomington
    - Rockford
    - Herrin
    - Bloomingdale
    - Chicago
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    Indiana
    - Columbus
    - Connersville
    - Richmond
    - Gary
    - Bloomington
    - Warsaw
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    Iowa
    - Decorah
    - Waterloo
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    Kansas
    - Garden City
    - Hays
    - Topeka (two locations)
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    Kentucky
    - Louisville
    - Corbin
    - Hopkinsville
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    Louisiana
    - Lake Charles
    - New Orleans
    - Monroe
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    Maryland
    - Hyattsville
    - Aberdeen
    - Salisbury
    - Baltimore
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    Massachusetts
    - Lawrence
    - Boston (two locations)
    - Springfield
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    Maine
    - Manchester (two locations)
    - Augusta (four locations)
    - Portland
    - Houlton
    - Presque Isle
    - Scarborough
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    Michigan
    - Riverview
    - Grand, Rapids
    - Lansing
    - Okemos
    - Sault Ste. Marie
    - Prudenville
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    Minnesota
    - Austin
    - Morris
    - Alexandria
    - Moorhead
    - Mankato
    - St. Cloud (two locations)
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    Mississippi
    - Hattiesburg
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    Missouri
    - St. Joseph
    - St. Louis
    - Cape Girardeau (two locations)
    - Kansas City
    - Jefferson City
    - Kennett
    - Rolla
    - Springfield
    - West Plains
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    Montana
    - Butte
    - Miles City
    - Plentywood
    - Baker
    - Billings
    - Wolf Point
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    North Carolina
    - North Wilkesboro
    - Garner
    - Greensboro
    - Washington
    - Greenville
    - Wallace
    - Wilmington
    - Laurinburg
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    Nebraska
    - Grand Island
    - Lexington
    - Valentine
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    New Hampshire
    - Hanover
    - Manchester
    - Laconia
    - Berlin
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    New Jersey
    - Lodi
    - Asbury Park
    - Clifton
    - South Belmar
    - Camden
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    Nevada
    - Reno
    - Fallon
    - Winnemucca
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    New York
    - New York (two locations)
    - Schenectady (three locations)
    - Whitesboro
    - Binghamton
    - Albany
    - Plattsburgh
    - Rochester
    - Liverpool
    - Oriskany
    - Syracuse
    - Binghamton
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    North Dakota
    - Menoken
    - Grand Forks
    - Dickinson (two locations)
    - Devils Lake
    - Williston
    - Minot
    - Jamestown
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    Ohio
    - Zanesville
    - Youngstown (two locations)
    - Mason
    - Brecksville
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    Oklahoma
    - Moore (two locations)
    - Woodward
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    Pennsylvania
    - Altoona
    - Johnstown
    - Lebanon
    - Franklin
    - Pittsburgh
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    Rhode Island
    - Westerly
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    South Carolina
    - Columbia
    - Hampton
    - Charleston
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    South Dakota
    - Huron
    - Deadwood
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    Tennessee
    - Memphis
    - Chattanooga
    - Union City
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    Texas
    - Bryan (two locations)
    - Wichita Falls
    - Coppell
    - Alpine
    - Houston
    - San Antonio
    - Fort Worth
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    Utah
    - Salt Lake City
    - Moab
    - Logan
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    Vermont
    - Bennington
    - Springfield
    - Waterbury
    - Newport
    - St. Johnsbury (two locations)
    - Rutland (two locations)
    - Colchester
    - Brattleboro
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    Virginia
    - Virginia Beach
    - Richmond (two locations)
    - Danville
    - Charlottesville
    - Winchester
    - Lynchburg
    - Marion
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    Washington
    - Yakima (two locations)
    - Pasco
    - Centralia
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    West Virginia
    - Charleston
    - Parkersburg
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    Wisconsin
    - Superior
    - Madison
    - La Crosse (two locations)
    - Rhinelander
    - De Pere
    - Hayward
    - Richland Center
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    Wyoming
    - Rawlins
    - Cheyenne (two locations)
    - Sheridan
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    Source: FEMA

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