Secondary containment is a level of containment that is explicitly separate from the primary containment. It is a safeguarding method used to prevent unplanned releases of toxic or hazardous compounds into uncontrolled work areas. Secondary containment helps protect the soil, surface water and groundwater. The EPA requires secondary containment for portable storage containers and tank systems. Minimum requirements are set forth through various state and federal laws and regulations depending on the quantity and type of hazardous substance being stored. Application of permanent or temporary secondary containment should be decided depending on a variety of factors such as quantity, substance and final application of the tank or storage containers. For more information on secondary containment and if you are compliant, contact an ACME professional today (link to contact form)!
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