What are these tanks for?

Old oil tank buried behind Interior Savings in Barriere has caused ground contamination

Hazco tanks on the HY Louie property behind the old IGA store in Barrriere.

Hazco tanks on the HY Louie property behind the old IGA store in Barrriere.

What are those Hazco tanks beside the old IGA building?

When the District of Barriere had the old oil tank that used to service the fire hall removed from the ground behind the hall, they partnered the cost of removal with Interior Savings Credit Union who also had an old buried oil tank to be removed.    Environmental regulations require that soil testing be conducted and accessed when an oil tank is removed, and this was complied with by both the District and the Credit Union.

We’ve been told the tank at the fire hall, although many years old, apparently retained its integrity and did not cause any contamination to the soil it was buried in; but the tank behind the Credit Union unfortunately did experience some leakage of oil into the soil which also leached into the HY Louie property adjacent to it.

Therefore, the soil that is contaminated is being removed by Hazco, through a process which involves the tanks.  Once the process is completed it should leave the area with a clean report.