Tank Removal, Tank Abandonment, Tank Tightness Testing & Remedial Investigation

Tank Removal

Great Plains Environmental has the capabilities to handle all of your tank removal needs. We have the appropriate certifications to perform tank removals throughout the region and all work is conducted in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines.

We have the capabilities to conduct any or all of the following items:

·  Notify appropriate authorities prior to tank removals

·  Obtain permits necessary for tank removals

·  Remove remaining product from within tanks

·  Inert tanks with dry ice to reduce risk of explosion

·   Excavate backfill material necessary to remove tanks

·   Perform field vapor screening of soils during removal of tanks

·   Lift tanks from ground and onto trailers

·   Collect soil samples below the tanks for analysis by a certified laboratory

·   Backfill excavations upon completion of soil testing

·   Replace original surface materials with comparable materials

·  Transport and dispose of tanks to approved disposal facilities

·   Prepare Excavation Reports to summarize work completed and recommend additional environmental work, if necessary.

Tank Abandonment

Tank abandonment is conducted in specific cases where the removal of a tank is virtually impossible. The abandonment process Great Plains Environmental utilizes meets all local fire regulations and state and federal regulations.

Once the determination has been made that abandonment is the only option, the local authorities then must approve it. Great Plains Environmental then follows a specific protocol by which the product line is removed, the contents of the tank are removed and the tank is then completely filled with an inert cement slurry mixture. The vent pipe is removed and the access area is filled in with appropriate material and the original surface cover is replaced.

If you have any questions or comments on Tank Abandonment procedure and/or pricing, please contact our office for an estimate.

Remedial Investigation

Cathodic Protection Testing

Great Plains Environmental offers Cathodic Protection Testing for underground storage tanks, piping, and above ground storage tank bottoms.

According to EPA regulations, all cathodic protection systems must be tested within 6 months of installation and at least every three years thereafter to test the integrity of the tank systems. Our test determines if the installed cathodic protection system is functioning properly.

Avoid corrosion and leaks in your tanks and piping. Contact Great Plains Environmental for a price estimate today.


Great Plains Environmental has access to various drilling techniques to meet a client’s specific needs. We have access to large truck-mounted drill rigs, which have the ability to drill through almost any materials encountered.

We also have access to the use of four-wheel drive, pickup-mounted Geoprobe drilling rigs, capable of obtaining access to areas where a larger drill rig cannot. We also have the ability to perform hand borings in areas with very limited access.

If you have any environmental concerns requiring investigation, please contact our office for an estimate.