In 1999, it was reported that
the four tanks contained a total of approximately 1.6 million
gallons (7.3 million litres) of liquid, consisting of bunker
‘C’, water and other liquids such as coal tar
and waste oil. The current amount of product remaining in
the tanks is not known.
Aboveground bunker ‘C’ distribution lines connect
the four tanks, and extend to the south and east to the Reheat
Furnace, and east to the pump/distribution house. The tanks
were supplied from tanker vessels via a pipeline that extends
from the piers, along the west side of the Blast Furnace area,
and to the tank compound. An abandoned electrical transformer
is located within the tank farm dyke. The transformer was
reportedly tested and found not to contain PCB liquid (pers.
comm., J. MacLean).