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Many types of emergencies can occur as a result of the day-to- day operation of UST systems.   The type and severity of an emergency is dependent upon a number of factors such as:

1.           The type of liquid stored in your UST

2.           The type of facility where the UST system is installed

3.           The size and location of the tanks at the facility

4.           The number of hours per day of operation for the facility

5.           The facility's proximity to environmentally sensitive areas

6.           The amount of human traffic at the facility

7.           The frequency of deliveries and volume throughput of the USTs

8.           Whether an emergency response plan has been developed and implemented at the facility

9.           Vandalism or Terrorism

10.   Severe weather or natural disaster