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Old 12-16-2012, 12:48 PM  
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I have the same problem. last week i noticed my basement is flooded with about an inch or two of water in one room. the water has a thick blue oil all in it. I have no idea where its coming from!


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Old 12-16-2012, 12:50 PM  
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I live in western Pennsylvania. (Stockdale,pa) they replaced all of the old gas lines by my house a few weeks ago and they did alot of digging. i dunno if this has anything to do with it or not...


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Old 12-16-2012, 04:06 PM  
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Get a consult with a civil or soil engineer or petroleum engineer.

If there is a nearby college they may help you for free, like in Erin Brockovich.

Don't wait on this.

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=concrete+permeability+oil&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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ok, we deal with this all the time. you need an LEP which is a Licensed environmental professional. They deal with the area Department of environmental protection. good luck with whatever it is. I had a cleanup job last year that cost over 200,000 dollars to clean up. All because someone smelled oil in the basement.
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