Hazardous spills are a severe danger to the environment and harm local wildlife or plants. If there is a waterway nearby, it also risks contaminating the water and becoming a danger to people. That’s why, when there’s a spill, Team Pro-Enviro is quick to respond.
Spill Recovery Teamwork
In this incident on August 2, 2016, a semi-truck trailer disconnected from its trailer crashed and spilled fuel when the tank became damaged. Team Pro-Enviro responded quickly to the scene to help handle the spill. It needed immediate spill containment and cleanup.
Other first responders also came to help, including the Fife Fire Department, Fife Police Department, Fife Public Works, Department of Ecology, and Love’s Truck Stop. By working together, our team handled the spill recovery quickly and professionally. We managed to avoid any leaked diesel from getting into a nearby storm drain and waterways, so the roads and eco-system around them were safe.
The Danger of a Fuel Spill
As mentioned, any hazardous material spill is a risk for people and the environment. For example, when there is a diesel spill on the roads, it makes the surface highly slippery. It’s why Pro-Enviro closes lanes as needed when there’s a spill involved. Not only does it keep our team safe while they work, but it also keeps other drivers safe and helps with spill containment. When toxic chemicals mix with groundwater, like in a storm drain, it causes a chain reaction of harmful incidents. The chemicals will kill aquatic wildlife, contaminate drinking water, and affect sewage plants’ treatment.
That’s why when a spill happens, it’s crucial to have a quick and timely response. Team Pro-Enviro has all the equipment, knowledge, and experience to quickly handle any spill containment and recovery. When necessary, we also collect soil samples to send for testing to ensure no contamination.
If there’s an accident that requires spill recovery, you know who to call!
For more information on Pro-Enviro’s spill response services and to see photos of us in action, check out the other stories on our recovery blog.