traderfjp wrote:Keep it buried, remove the fill tube and install an above ground tank. Some guys cut the top off and fill with sand.
My parents had a home in N.J. going back almost 20 years no. It had an underground tank and there was some issue with the supply line to the burner (too small, too long, crushed, something like that). Once the problem was identified, my father just installed a 275 gal tank in the garage and after pumping the underground tank empty, he unscrewed the fill and vent pipes from the top of the tank and left it.
Well, when it came time to sell the house a few years later, it came up somehow that there was an underground tank on the property. Well, now there was a tank full of water and it all had to be treated as hazardous waste (1000 gal. of it) and then the tank dug up and the ground tested for contamination. Rather than just paying to have an empty tank dug up it turned into a big fiasco at a huge expense.