New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau

Cleanup Technologies

Between 1988 and 2017, 538,193 confirmed underground storage tank leaks were reported to the EPA, including those reported to states. It is important that cost-effective cleanup solutions be chosen, and that the technology be appropriate for the site and spill conditions. The list below includes alternatives to pump-and-treat remediation, which can be expensive yet ineffective in many geologic settings. For more in-depth information on cleanup technologies, see the EPA’s Remediation Technologies page on their Contaminated Site Clean-Up website.

Some examples of remediation technologies are listed below. The ones with links go to EPA’s remediation technology page on that topic:  






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