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My wife and I are about to purchase an old filling station.

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My wife and I are about to purchase an old filling station. We have been told by the current owner that there is an inground fuel tank that remains on the property. He stated that as long as we did not build over or disturb the tanks integrity that we will not have to remove the tank. Is he correct?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Attorney & Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago.
Sir - It is true that you may not have to remove the tanks.

I advise you to not purchase this station without consulting with a local attorney. You need an attorney to advise you with regard to the potential liabilities.

There could be very serious environmental liabilities with the purchase of an old filling station. You may become responsible for past contamination.

Good luck
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