Feasibility Study to Relocate 4 Underground Fuel Tanks
Client: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA
AKEA performed this feasibility study for the Atlanta VAMC as a result of an EPA mandate (40 CFR 280) that all single-wall fuel underground storage tanks (USTs) be taken out of service and replaced by double-wall USTs by the end of 2009. The study included two 25,000-gallon single-wall tanks supplying fuel for three 600 kW generators and three boilers, located in the service court outside the boiler plant; one 1,000-gallon single-wall tank adjacent to the Ambulatory Care Center serving the emergency generator for that facility; and one 550-gallon single-wall tank adjacent to a small parking garage providing unleaded gas for on-site maintenance vehicles and equipment. AKEA developed a conceptual design, detailed construction cost estimate, and written report including three alternatives for each single-wall tank. The conceptual design considered removal of the USTs and fuel, associated piping work, soil removal, and installation of new aboveground storage tanks, new concrete mounting pads, new pumps, new tank monitoring systems, and associated power supply.