Project: Emergency Contamination Clean-up & Repair
Client: Metropolitan Council
Location: Yorkshire, UK
This emergency project involved not only working alongside the Environment Agency to establish the severity of the contamination, but also the clean-up and re-establishment of a vital fueling facility.
Octane were asked to investigate a leak at one of the local council fuelling locations.
Working with the Environment Agency, Octane’s tests confirmed a leaking tank, which required the excavation of the area and the removal of diesel and contaminated soils.
The emergency clean-up operation included the removal of two thirds of the fuelling island and the surrounding area, in excess of 200 tons of contamination in total.
Once the area had been validated and certified as clean, the area was then backfilled with clean material and work on reinstatement of the facility was undertaken.
The new facility included the installation of new dual containment fuel lines as well as man-hole chambers for each of the 3 tanks on site.
A completely new concrete fuel island incorporating a new 10,000ltr forecourt separator and alarm system was installed alongside an Aco drainage system with all connections for the fuel island to operating within the Pollution Prevention Guidelines.
Once these works were carried all the tanks on site were fully relined and retested.
Certification was issued and the fuel island was back in service in 6 weeks.