Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

Open water spill at Kemess Mine in Canada


Courtesy of Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

We received a request for SpillRemed (Industrial) from Kemess Mine located in the rocky mountains in Canada. The mine was so inaccessible that it took almost 10 days for the shipment to reach the customer. The company had a diesel spill in the containment berm and as per the standard protocol absorbent booms were placed to recover the spill, but unfortunately the boom absorbed water and sank at the bottom releasing all the spilled oil and the mine had only SpillRemed on hand to treat the spilled oil. This open water spill in a mine was cleaned up using SpillRemed under most unfavorable environment conditions. The temperatures were below 0 C and it was raining throughout the period of treatment. However, SpillRemed went beyond the call of duty and cleaned up the spill and oil free water was then discharged into the waste stream. Under normal weather conditions a similar spill would have been remediated in 3 weeks or less but under the extreme cold conditions existing at the time, it took 6 weeks for the cleanup and discharge the water in the waste stream. The cost for the cleanup was less than $ 500.00 and required minimum supervision with no waste for disposal.

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