Underground Storage Tanks
Murray State University has several underground storage tanks used for its motor fleet operation, auxiliary heating, and emergency generators. The tanks have been upgraded to meet environmental regulations imposed in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The tanks have leak prevention engineering, leak detection, and spill controls in place to reduce the potential for a fuel release and lessening the effects.
Murray State University has closed and removed several underground storage tanks, which were abandoned, leaking, or had a high probability of developing a leak. The tank closure reports were filed and approved by the state of Kentucky Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.