Indiana gets $4 million for gas tank cleanups

July 20, 2009 8:36:11 AM PDT
Indiana is getting more than $4 million in federal stimulus funds to help the state clean up some of its leaking underground gasoline storage tanks.The money is part of $197 million in stimulus funds appropriated nationwide for shovel-ready sites tainted by petroleum products leaking from underground storage tanks.

Fuel can ooze from tiny holes in old tanks, posing a threat to the groundwater that nearly one-third of Americans use for their source of drinking water from wells.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the funds will be used for overseeing assessment and cleanup of leaking tanks, and for other related uses. The EPA will enter into a cooperative agreement with Indiana's environmental agency to assess the state's plans for the money.


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