No not those kind of tanks but Fuel tanks for Gasoline and Aviation Fuel .
Worried first of all about sabotage but mostly aerial bombardment The Federal government put a large group of 6 tanks underground where they could not be easily found in Potter twp enough to hold 10 million gallons as a strategic holding point for the East Coast.
|1 of 6 tanks removed|
But after 70+ years of sitting there and the environmental hazard they pose it was time to unveil them and remove them and reclaim the ground for use as a park
With all the factory's and mills in the region this was the perfect place to keep strategic reserves
There was also at one time in Elizabeth Pa. area a strategic storage of minerals for the mills as well. but it was all above ground .