Springtown, Texas - excavation; open-hole chemical oxidation case study

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Courtesy of Cedar Creek Engineering, Inc.

When a tanker truck overturned on this road near Springtown, Texas, approximately 8,000 gallons of gasoline was spilled. Some of the fuel burned, discoloring the pavement, but a large portion of the fuel seeped into the sandy soils.

Immediately after the accident, local responders excavated some of the most severely contaminated soil, but excavation was discontinued when groundwater was encountered. Soil and groundwater sampling was then conducted, confirming contamination remained in the subsurface in excess of TCEQ closure standards. Cedar Creek Engineering was then contacted to remediate the site.

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