posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 01:02 PM
reply to post by Advantage
Guys, I'm as anti-government as anybody, but it isn't just about you. I've worked on plenty of farms that had agricultural fuel tanks. It is very
common. The reason for the regulations is to make sure you don't explode, or contaminate your neighbor's well!
My father owned gas stations my whole life. He once got sued because several of the neighbor's wells were contaminated. The problem is the wells
were all uphill from his station, and it turns out a professional painter up the hill was responsible for the contamination. For 20 years, he had
been cleaning his brushes and equipment with gasoline on top of a table made from railroad ties. It was traced to him, because the contamination in
the wells was gasoline, but it also had creosote that was stripped from the railroad ties and carried to the wells.
The regulations are there for a reason.
If there were not regulations, and something happened to affect the neighbors, then the same folks crying about the regulations would be crying about
the lack of regulations.