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Gas stations face inspection deadline

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Many gas stations around the state must pass an inspection of their underground tanks and piping by the end of the day Tuesday.

Most of those required to meet the deadline have successfully passed the inspections, according to officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Those that don't won't be allowed to receive fuel after Tuesday.

About one third of Alaska gas stations had to complete their leak detection inspections over the summer. The remaining two-thirds must complete the inspections over the next two summers.

The inspection program found more than 600 different equipment and operational problems, which were corrected by gas station operators.



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