Petroleum Contaminated Soil Remediation

Petroleum Contaminated Soil Remediation

Many states believe that petroleum contaminated soil require remediation. You will probably require remediation if you A) Open a business on your property B) Do construction on a brownfield C) Remove an oil tank from your property. According to the EPA, if you have petroleum contaminated soil, it can ruin your ground water.

What is Petroleum Contaminated Soil

Petroleum contaminated soil is a common material treated by Westside environmental. Knowing how to properly clean the soil varies with the type of contamination. Most common contaminants are petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, lubricating oils, fuel oils, jet fuel, coal tars. This land can be harmful to your property and the people and animals on it.

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Rapid field testing of petroleum contaminated soil

How to clean Petroleum Contaminated Soil

There are various handling options for contaminated soil. Most agree that the best option is to remove the soil and have it handled by professionals. Once the soils are removed, they can be treated by your consultant or taken to an authorized facility for treatment or disposal. Some companies try to independently treat their soil. This is not advised. Precautions must be taken to prevent adverse environmental impacts or nuisance conditions. Allowing professionals to treat your petroleum contaminated soil can help you reduce costs later on. Get it done once and get it done right.

Stockpiling of contaminated soils can only be conducted on a temporary basis while making arrangements for disposal or treatment. During this time, soils must be placed within a secure fenced area and kept covered at all times. Most states only give you 30 days to either dispose of the soil at an authorized facility or to obtain a solid waste treatment permit from the state.

We recommend a licensed authorized facility for treatment or disposal.

Call Westside environmental today at 201.472.1030 to get an estimate on  your project.

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