Challenges of roadway spills



In situations involving petroleum spills such as gasoline, heating oil, diesel on a highway, roadway interstate, from both commercial, industrial, municipal or passenger vehicles, the industry standard response method is to contain and remove as much free product as recoverable with absorbent materials. The absorbent materials are then collected, properly containerized, and prepared for proper transportation and disposal. An immediate response to roadways spills is necessary to limit the congestion and prevent secondary incidents as well as to limit the amount of time the released petroleum or hazardous materials are in contact with asphalt, pavement, soils along roadway or concrete. A wide variety of personal protection equipment, absorbents, biodegradable decontamination agents are also needed to address both hazardous and non-hazardous environmental situations caused by petroleum and chemical releases. Identifying the hazardous properties of the petroleum or chemical released and the potential health risks can be especially challenging as hazards will vary and can be impacted by weather as well. The location of which a spill takes place is also a very important consideration when developing the cleanup strategy. Reaction time, evaluation, experience, and training are key ingredients to overcoming these challenging variables. Tri-State Environmental is experienced and qualified to perform the initial assessment, containment, and performance of the site remediation in accordance with DEC, EPA and OSHA requirements as well as municipal, state and federal representatives. Our comprehensive cost-effective approach is what makes Tri State Environmental the company that you want on your side when petroleum or chemical releases occur.