Is there a law in this state that old, abandoned underground gasoline tanks be removed? I am concerned that an old tank might rust through and pollute the water underground. If there is a law, who enforces it? Are the tanks removed from the abandoned Shell Station at Ecusta Road and Asheville Highway?

The North Carolina Division of Waste Management regulates underground storage tanks. Transylvania County Health Department Director Steve Smith said he is not aware of any law requiring that such tanks be removed. Generally, and he believes this is true in this case, such tanks are simply drai...

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