Leaking Underground Storage Tanks
Leaking petroleum underground storage tanks continue to be a problem in the Northwest, although with leak detection systems now universally required the problem is usually legacy pollution at older and former gasoline service station sites. Old insurance policies (those issued before 1986) may be “triggered” by these legacy releases, but persuading insurers to honor their long-tail coverage can be difficult. Environmental Compliance has a great track record of getting insurers to recognize their coverage obligations for these legacy releases and always works hard to ensure that “defending” insurers fully satisfy their coverage obligations. We provide the same great service to homeowners with leaking heating oil tanks. Let us review your insurance policies and environmental reports. For a minimal fee we can often devise a strategy for getting your cleanup funded by your insurers (or the insurers of prior owners and operators).