October 12th, 2019 Pro-Enviro was dispatched to a truck accident at Tiger Mountain on Highway 18 in Washington. A tanker truck had flipped over, causing thousands of pounds of oil, grease and motor fuel to spill all over the scene. We worked with our Pro-Tow Division, along with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Washington State Patrol.
Because of the severity of the spill, WSDOT activated a major incident response. This closed the highway so Pro-Enviro and Pro-Tow could bring in the heavy equipment, personnel and materials required for a full semi-truck spill recovery. We had to contain the spill before it became even more of a threat to the environment. We worked with Bobcat Northwest to collect and dispose of the hazardous materials.
Using specialized equipment from companies like Miller Industries, Sonetics and Ashley Sling Inc., Pro-Tow was able to upright the semi-tanker truck. Once the debris was cleared and the road was clean, we were able to open the road back up to local traffic. Accident and semi-truck spill recovery was complete.
Motor Vehicle Fuels Spills Are A Threat
When a motor vehicle accident causes a spill or fuel or oil, we must act quickly to keep people and the environment safe. Fuel on the road can be slippery and could cause more accidents to occur. Plus, it is a hazardous chemical. If it gets into a storm drain, soil or waterway, it can contaminate our drinking water and harm wildlife. Oil, grease and diesel fuel spills can result in loss of animal life and that is something we are committed to preventing with proper semi-truck spill recovery.
Pro-Enviro provides immediate spill response services, so we can quickly and safely contain any spilled fluid or material that might cause harm. Once we can contain the spill, all hazards are removed from the scene and properly disposed of. You can trust that Pro-Enviro takes the safety of our clients, community members and environment seriously.