On 10 Dec 2003 13:00:49 -0800, email@example.com (Lloyd
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.
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!!
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.
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