By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough assembly considers $350,000 to replace underground fuel tanks


As borough staff finalize the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the Capital Facilities Department is requesting $350,000 toward a fuel tank project to bring the high school and Public Safety Building into regulatory compliance by replacing underground diesel storage tanks with aboveground tanks.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation inspected the now almost 40-year-old underground tanks in 2020 and determined they were out of compliance with regulations, and recommended they be taken out of service and removed.

The Public Safety Building tank can hold 4,000 gallons; the hi...

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