fuel spill Articles

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part I

    There are numerous federal, state, and local environmental regulations that apply to aviation facilities. The requirements are continually expanding due to new and revised regulations. There has recently been a significant increase in inspection frequency and official letters of non-compliance. FBO facilities are the most often targeted. Since fuel storage is usually the greatest environmental ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Safe Drain® Contains Jet Fuel Spill

    "During a routine fueling operation, our facility experienced a fuel spill, which allowed approx 50 gallons of jet fuel to enter into a storm drain. The extremely unpleasant fallout from this event included facing Airport and regulatory officials and yes fines! This event resulted in our decision to install Safe Drains spill protection devices in each of the 20 storm drains on our ramp areas. ...

  • The use of microbial gene abundance in the development of fuel remediation guidelines in polar soils

    Terrestrial fuel spills in Antarctica commonly occur on ice‐free land around research stations as the result of human activities. Successful clean‐up of spills requires appropriate targets that enable contaminated sites to be signed off as no longer posing environmental risk following remediation. These targets are based on knowledge of the impacts of contaminants on the soil ecosystem and on ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fuel spills near Norton Reservoir

    Fire and state officials are investigating the possible environmental impact of a kerosene spill near the Norton Reservoir that leaked an estimated 250 gallons of the heating fuel into the snow and ground on Saturday afternoon. Fire Capt. Kent Campbell said he was called to investigate a spill at an outside storage tank at a mobile home park on Mansfield Avenue (Route 140), when a homeowner ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc.

  • This New Year, Commit to Workplace Health and Safety

    Workplace health and safety is something that every industry and career path faces in its own way. While our team primarily focuses on issues that impact people who work with chemicals or liquids, like fuel distributors or chemists, we see on the news all too often the impact of lax safety regulations in all sorts of workplaces and industries. We understand that accidents happen ...

  • The BP oil spill and the adherence to reductionist principles: moving toward a precautionary tomorrow

    The ability to successfully extract fossil fuels and mitigate the potential for social, economic, ecological and health–related impacts is of great importance. In April of 2010, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico with 11 known fatalities. The disaster left the USA pressed to find a solution to solve the community health and safety issues associated with the offshore ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reducing Risks and Costs associated with oil/fuel spill response

    Replacing inadequate spill response with 21st technology The information presented herein will demonstrate to insurance companies and their insured clients how to mitigate risk and reduce costs associated with oil/fuel spills. Insurance companies, Protection & Indemnity (P&I) clubs, and parties that pay high premiums are doing so based on the excessive costs associated with using ...

  • Guidelines for Protecting Residents from Inhalation Exposure to Petroleum Vapors (PDF)

    Petroleum spills can adversely affect indoor air quality in homes, yet no comprehensive guidance is available to aid state agency staff in responding to this problem. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) receives hundreds of calls each year from residents concerned about fuel oil spills, some of which create indoor air quality problems in homes. This Guideline describes DEP’s ...

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part II

    Many people think of risk management as having adequate insurance to cover potential disasters. A better approach is preventing or minimizing disaster in the first place. The dictionary definition of risk management is the technique or profession of assessing, minimizing, and preventing accidental loss to a business, as through the use of insurance, safety measures, etc. In the last issue, we ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Wastewater

    A wastewater treatment company established and operates an oil/water separation facility on a multi-acre industrial site in Northern California. Its purpose is to recycle oil products for profit while at the same time provide a wastewater treatment service for industries based in Northern California. The oily water mixes processed by the company are obtained from tanker bilges, contaminated ...

  • Centerbrook, Connecticut excavation; open-hole chemical oxidation case study

    A spill of 2500 gallons of fuel oil occurred at this Connecticut facility when a normally open valve was inadvertently closed during filling operations. The fuel seeped into earthen floor of the containment area and surrounded the saddle wall footings. Groundwater, present at a depth of 5 feet, stopped the downward migration of the fuel and became ...

  • What Makes SpillFix The Better Absorbent Product?

    What is your go-to absorbent product? For many people working at garages or on industrial sites, when looking to clean up a liquid spill their go-to absorbent product is one of the popular brand clay based solutions. However, the truth is that clay absorbent products are usually not easy to use and pose a number of safety-related risks when used improperly. We believe that when it comes to ...

  • Soil invertebrate community change over fuel‐contaminated sites on a subantarctic island: An ecological field‐based line of evidence for site risk assessment

    A number of fuel spills, of both recent and historic origins, have occurred on World Heritage listed subantarctic Macquarie Island. Sites contaminated by mainly diesel fuels are undergoing remediation by the Australian Antarctic Division. The risks posed by these sites are being managed using a “weight of evidence” approach, for which this study provides a preliminary line of evidence for the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Toxicity of diesel contaminated soils to the subantarctic earthworm Microscolex macquariensis

    Several fuel spills have occurred on subantarctic Macquarie Island (54°30′ S 158°57′ E) associated with storing fuel and generating power for the Island's research station. The Australian Antarctic Division began full‐scale, on‐site remediation of these sites in 2009. To develop appropriate target concentrations for remediation, acute and chronic tests were developed with the endemic earthworm, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Using a Self Bailer on Containment Sumps to Filter Hydrocarbons

    How do you eliminate problems associated with the collection of rainwater in outdoor containment systems and maintain compliance with EPA and Clean Water Act regulations?  Since most outdoor oil storage tank sumps and oil drum spill pallets will inevitably be exposed to local precipitation and storm water runoff from nearby catchment surfaces, it is necessary to make sure you ...

  • Interstate Products Inc Adds Facebook Store by Interstate

    Interstate Products Inc. Adds Facebook Store by Interstate Interstate Products Inc. (IPI) has enhanced its online presence by creating an Intersate Products Facebook Store.  This addition gives Interstate Products clients and customers “an extra avenue to be able to communicate with us” stated Interstate Products’ President, Richard Eisenberg.  Here is the link to the ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Properties and Behavior of Fuels

    Fuel contaminants are generally nonhalogenated. Information presented for nonhalogenated VOCs and nonhalogenated SVOCs may also be appropriate for many of the fuel contaminants presented in this subsection. Contamination by fuel contaminants in the unsaturated zone exists in four phases: vapor in the pore spaces; sorbed to subsurface solids; dissolved in water; or as NAPL. The nature and extent ...

  • The Three Basic Parameters for How to Address Oil / Hydrocarbon Based Material Spills

    The most basic quesAon to ask in regards to oil spills is, why do you clean them up? Very few people get the reason why you clean up an oil spill. The reason you clean up an oil spill is to reduce the toxicity of the oil to the environment so that living organisms can survive/ live. If single celled organisms can live in the environment, then generally ...

  • Potential Hazards of Gasoline Additives in Altering Soil Environment in Favor of Harmful Microorganisms

    This is the first report about adverse inhibitory effect of V-Guard and E-Guard gasoline additives against soil beneficial Streptomyces. V-Guard and E-Guard gasoline additives are anti valve seat recession agents used in unleaded gas for old car engines in Iran. They contaminate soil and groundwater by fuel leaks and spills. Streptomyces are of the major contributors to the biological buffering ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Bioremediation of fuel oil spill at a coastal naval air station in the united kingdom

    Introduction Approximately 1000 gallons of fuel oil had seeped from broken storage tank lines into the soil matrix beneath a boiler house. Oil was subsequently forced from beneath the boiler building by periodic heavy rainfall. The fuel oil migrated down a slope into a farmer"s field causing extensive damage to the vegetation and grazing area inhabited by sheep. ...


    By Microbac Ltd

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