Response to petroleum emergencies




Preparedness is a key component to an effective and time efficient response to every unplanned emergency petroleum release regardless of the magnitude. The source of contamination could be a leaking above ground or underground petroleum storage tank, saddle tank from a commercial or private vehicle, leaking drums, etc. Mobilizing OSHA trained crews, vacuum trucks to contain and remove free product from roadways, catch basins or streams and street sweepers to treat oil slicks resulting from petroleum spills may all be required for the response to be a safe and comprehensive one.