In the event of major fuel spill caused by a motor vehicle accident, immediate spill recovery and cleanup is extremely important. In Washington State, you must report any toxic promptly to avoid fines and serious penalties. Pro-Enviro offers spill recovery and will ensure all hazardous spills are cleaned safely and efficiently under state regulations.
When an accident results in a motor vehicle fluid spill, our team must test the depth of contamination for ground spills. To do this, we dig several test holes around the accident site. These test holes will determine how far down into the soil contamination has reached and the excavation depth we need to reach.
It will also help us understand the scope of the contaminated materials requiring spill recovery at the accident site and surrounding area. On top of this, when we test the depth of the spill, we will also know what materials we need to clean up as the state requires.
Taking Care of Contaminated Soil
Once proper testing is complete and we are clear on the amount and depth of contamination we’re dealing with, we get to work cleaning the accident site. We work together with traffic control to close any lanes required. Then we set up our equipment for spill recovery. Next, we must work to excavate contaminated dirt.
We can do this using a Bobcat mini excavator, absorbents, sweepers, vac trucks, and other tools we bring to the site after we create a full assessment and spill recovery plan. Sometimes, when we excavate, we notice that the contamination goes deeper than we originally thought. You can read about a case dealing with soil contamination in our recovery report on a spill we cleaned on the I-90.
Depending on the spill’s size, we load all contaminated soil into a dump truck or dump trailer. We are well versed in all state requirements for dealing with toxic spills safely and up to regulation. We always ensure disposal of your vehicle’s spill is properly handled and adheres to all state regulations.
Once we remove all contaminated soil, we come in with a Bobcat track loader and mini excavator. We replace the affected areas with new, clean soil using this equipment. Then we make sure to sweep any closed lanes in their entirety. We use a Bobcat track loader fitted with a sweeper attachment for this job.
Finally, when we’ve cleaned the spill and removed contaminated soil, we meet with traffic control one last time to open any closed lanes. This is how the Team Pro-Enviro responds and deals with motor vehicle spill recovery that involves contaminated soil — safely, efficiently and as quickly as possible!
If you require spill recovery or accident cleanup services, give Pro-Enviro a call. You can browse our website at https://www.proenviro247.com/ to learn more about how we can help.