Reporting Requirements/Corrective Action
State Water Control Law (SWCL) requires the reporting of petroleum releases to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Which in turn determines the corrective action, if any, required to remedy the problem. The first priority is to stop the leakage by removing the remaining petroleum from the tank. In some instances, natural processes may satisfactorily remediate the contamination over time. More serious leaks posing risks to groundwater, water wells, basements, surface water, and/or other receptors often require more aggressive action such as excavation and proper treatment/disposal of contaminated soils.