24 Hour Emergency Spill Response

Emergency Response to Major Domestic Oil Spill

The Challenge

A farmer working late at night lost control of his tractor while travelling down a country lane. The tractor-trailer, loaded with silage, overturned and landed in a domestic property. During the overturn, the trailer clipped and punctured a 1200L oil tank at its base. The tank had recently been filled.

1200L of kerosene oil spilt out of the tank and into the garden and roadway of the property causing a significant spill incident.

The Solution

ATG Group were on site within an hour of callout and immediately began emergency containment works. These works involved excavating trenches in the direction of flow to prevent any further spread and the use of oil absorbents in contamination hotspots.

Once containment works were complete, site investigations were undertaken to delineate the full extent of the contamination on the site. Investigations found 150m2 of property had been affected.

The treatment plan put forward involved multiple processes, these included:

  • Deconstruction, excavation and disposal of the most highly affected materials.
  • Installation of a pump and treat system to force any remaining contamination into a recovery well for collection and removal.
  • The use of biological cultures and nutrient injection to break down any residual contamination bound to the soil matrix.

Once works had been completed and validated, the property was fully restored to its condition before the incident.

The Benefits

Benefit 1

Benefit 1

Immediate emergency response reduced the spread of contamination significantly.

Benefit 2

Benefit 2

Due to rapid emergency works, the clients were able to remain in their home and keep running their home business without disruption.

Benefit 3

Benefit 3

The works were completed on time, on budget and to the highest standards.

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