Emergency Response To Delivery Spill2018-11-08T10:51:37+00:00

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Emergency Response to Delivery Spill

This domestic oil spill incident occurred when an insured homeowner received a delivery of 500 litres of kerosene home heating oil. During the delivery, the hose dispensing the heating oil had fallen out of the oil tank, spraying oil onto the garden at the rear of the property.

Extent and Impact of Damage

Emergency works were carried out immediately to reduce the risk of impact to the home.

The works included the removal of the concrete path at the north side of the house. The fill material beneath the concrete was removed to the top of the foundation to allow the installation of three containment wells.

Once containment works were complete, site investigations were undertaken to delineate the full extent of the contamination on the site. Investigations found the area of impaction caused by hydrocarbon contamination was approximately 14.1 m2.

Treatment Process:

  • Excavations were carried out and all contaminated soil was disposed of in accordance with current waste management regulations.

  • Four oxidisers were applied over a two-week period to destroy all remaining contamination.

  • After the treatments, a validation survey was completed to ensure no noteworthy hydrocarbon contamination remained.

  • The area of excavation was backfilled with appropriate infill material and was suitably graded and compacted to prevent future settlement and slippage.

  • The oil tank was set up in a new location within the rear garden, and a new base for the oil tank was installed as the original location and base did not comply with current building regulations.

All safety fences were removed off-site and the garden was left in a clean and tidy condition exactly 12 weeks after the incident was first reported to AVADA Environmental.

Project Details

DATE

November 5th, 2018

LOCATION

County Antrim

PROJECT TYPE

Domestic

DURATION

12 weeks

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Domestic Oil Spill Northern Ireland

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