underground oil tanks

I have an underground oil tank in Toronto, Canada. Would like information from or to have discussion with others in the same situation or anyone who has had to deal with this situation.
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Lloyd Berger wrote:

What exactly is the *situation*. Is it leaking? Are you selling the house and are concerned about liability? Is it in use/abandoned?
Jim
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On 10 Dec 2003 13:00:49 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Lloyd Berger) wrote:

There was an unused tank in the ground here when we moved in 26 years ago. We were thinking of selling and knew it would have to be removed when we did. We went the legal route and paid a licensed contractor $7650 to remove it and a lot of contaminated soil too. We could not find any financial assistance anywhere and when I wrote to the old PC government, they told me it was part of maintaining my home heating system, so why should I expect any help.
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(Lloyd

Your house, your tank, your dirt, your problem--- so you pay for it.
Why would you think the rest of the taxpayers should do it for you? Do you expect them to pay for painting and a new roof too?
What a liberal and socialist mind set!!
Doc
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We recently had a homeowner of a newer home discover an underground tank when he was redesigning his front walk. Seems the builder choose not to remove it prior to building. The land was previously a commercial building site. So everyone went to court trying to get the other guy to pay for it. Homeowner says no one told him it was there, and it should have been removed prior to building- my choice Builder denies that he knew it was there- yeah right Previous property owner says he paid to have it removed by the builder- see above ridiculous statement Courts ruling.............................The builder had to come back, remove the tank, and contaminated soil, redo the homeowners walkway at cost, the way the homeowner wanted it, and paid a nice fine. Sometimes the little guy wins.
Dave

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