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Thousands of underground fuel tanks must be upgraded in South Florida

An investigation by Mc Nelly Torres of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel revealed that forty-three percent of underground fuel tanks in South Florida must still be upgraded to be in compliance with state environmental laws. A state law requires all underground tanks use a "double-walled system" by 2009 to prevent soil and groundwater contamination. The Sun-Sentinel's analysis of Florida Department of Environmental Protection data revealed that "11,168 underground fuel tanks in Florida — out of 26,529 — have not been replaced with the proper systems".

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