b'66 STL FUELING FACTS&FIGURES Project: Removing Old Fuel FarmLocation: St. Louis Lambert IntlAnnual Operations: 160,000Project Cost: $8 million (part of $100 million budgetfor new fuel farm & hydrant system)Scope: Removing 49 underground fuel storage tanks St. Louis Intl Removes All(41 jet fuel, 8 gasoline or diesel fuel)Owner/Operator: STL Fuel Company LLC (airline consortium) Underground Fuel Tanks Key Benefits: Prevents fuel leaks near terminal; land is now available for future development BY MIKE SCHWANZEngineering Consultant: Burns & McDonnellDemolition: Spirtas Wrecking When St. Louis Lambertthe decommissioning International Airport (STL) openedand removal project. Abandoned Well Monitoring: Environmental Operations its new $50 million jet fuel storageSeveral of our Fuel Consolidation & Evacuation: Kiesel facility and updated hydrant system indepartments were Power Disconnection: Ameren Missouri August 2021, the project was widelyinvolved in the process Tanks & Fuel Line Cleaning/Impacted Liquidsacclaimed. After all, it doubled the airportsof planning how we Disposal: Illini Environmental fuel storage capacity to 3 million gallons,could remove the old Soil & Solid Materials Disposal: Champ Landfill added the latest technology and madetanks safely, recallsGERALD BECKMANNFuel Transfer Line Decommissioning: Corrigan fueling operations at STL more efficient andGerald Beckmann, the environmentally friendly. airports deputy director for Planning and Non-Impacted Concrete & Gravel Disposal: 8370Development. We had representatives Excavation The second, and arguably less glamorous, step was decommissioningfrom Engineering, Environmental, Planning, Recyclable Metal Disposal: Grossman Iron & Steel Legal and Properties. And several Ferrous Metals Recycling: Advantage Metals Recycling;and removing the old fuel facility. That project started in November 2021 and wasregulators from outside agencies were also Alton Materials/Prairie State Salvage & Recycling involved at one point or another. Concrete Recycling: ECO Recycling completed in October 2022, at a cost of $8 million. The former fuel storage facility at Non-Ferrous Metals Recycling: Wallach Iron & Metal STL was one of the oldest and largest Refrigerant Recycling: Rapid Recovery St. Louis Fuel Company LLC (STL Fuel), an airline consortium of American,underground storage tank systems at a Asbestos Disposal: Milam Landfill Delta, Southwest and United, funded andU.S. airport, with 49 underground storage Impacted Soil & Borrow Source Soil Hauling:managed both projects. It contractedreceptacles. Forty-one of the tanks, Revelle Trucking Burns & McDonnell as the design builderranging in capacity from 30,000 gallons In-Place Grouting of Existing Fuel Transfer Lines:for the two endeavors.to 60,000 gallons, held jet fuel; the other All Star Concrete Pumping eight contained gasoline or diesel fuel. And Compaction Testing & Surveying: ABNA Engineering Even before construction of the new fuelall of them needed to be removed. farm began in 2019, Burns & McDonnell Electrical Connections: RJP Electric began working with the airport to planMany of these tanks were built in Clean Fill Topsoil Borrow Source: 370 Crossing the 1950s, so we had to be very careful September 2023AirportImprovement.com'