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The Nation

June 25, 1986

The Environmental Protection Agency said it found leaks in about 35% of the underground gasoline and diesel fuel tanks tested in a two-year study, raising new fears that the nation's drinking water is in jeopardy. "We don't think 35% of all tanks are leaking under actual operating conditions," said spokesman Ron Brand, explaining that the tanks were subjected to unusual pressure. "But we do think this is a significant problem, there's no question about that," he said at a news conference.

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