Oil Spill Remediation – Residential – Westmeath

A release of over 600 litres of kerosene fuel oil from a leak in the oil storage tank. Escaped oil migrated to neighbouring land and impacted beneath the insured property and house. The loss resulted in oil odours inside the house, with impact to the septic tank and percolation area also.

Verde role in the project

  • Site investigations to establish the contamination impact to the property, including the installation of boreholes both outside and inside the house. 
  • Emergency spill response works to arrest further migration of oil to neighbouring land
  • 180 tonnes contaminated material excavation and removal, using standard and vacuum excavation methods
  • Temporary structural work to facilitate works.
  • Product Recovery System installation to control and treat hydrocarbon contaminated water including pump recovery, oil water separator and Granulated Activated Carbon filtration vessels.
  • Chemical Oxidation treatment injection system, to facilitate the treatment of residual contamination
  • Licensed disposal of contaminated material to specialist facilities.
  • Validation and certification through soil, water and air sampling and testing

Oil Spill Remediation Residential - Westmeath

Project Summary/Goals

A release of approx. 600 litres of kerosene fuel oil occurred from the oil storage tank. The oil leak impacted neighbouring properties, the house and surrounding areas, and septic tank and percolation area with internal oil odours making the house uninhabitable. 

Verde provided the initial emergency spill response to prevent further offsite migration of the oil spill. Site investigations were conducted to determine the impact caused by the oil leak. An oil spill remediation programme was designed to address the contamination. The oil spill remediation works involved the mass excavation of fill and soil material from both inside and outside the house. Several rooms in the house were excavated. An injection treatment system enabled chemical oxidation treatment of residual contamination. Following validation testing and verification, full construction reinstatement works were then conducted by Verde to bring the house and property back to normal.  

Location Co. Westmeath
Status Completed (2022)

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