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Whistleblower reveals massive oil leaks from ESB cables

Up to one million litres of oil has been leaked from ESB underground cables over the past 20 years, according to confidential ESB records obtained by RTÉ Investigates. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it has begun an investigation into the leaks after being contacted by RTÉ. The information, which came to light after ESB whistleblower Seamus O'Loughlin, who worked for the compa...
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What to look out for when buying your new home…is there an oil tank on site?

Oil Leak Clean Up
The National Planning Framework has a National Policy Objective (No 32) to target the delivery of 550,000 additional households by 2040. There will be an increased need for engineers and related professionals, such as remediation experts to provide an excellent service to house buyers as they embark on what for many will be the biggest investment of their lives. Safety A safe place to live is...
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Ensure the tap on your oil tank is closed

This is a picture of an unfortunate oil spill incident we were called in to remediate which could have been avoided. The oil tank was filled with oil without the homeowner or delivery driver realising that the tap at the tank was open. Unfortunately all the oil leaked out through the open tap and you can see the damage it has caused. Related Blog posts Manage the risk of an oil spill i...
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Oil Tank Corrosion

Spending on home renovations, whilst ignoring their corroded oil tank has proved costly to one home owner. Following from our recent blog on managing the risk of an oil spill incident, Step 1 suggested one of the possible sources of risk of an oil spill was: Damage, corrosion and wear and tear on pipework and metal oil tanks. We were recently called to a newly renovated residence, following an o...
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Oil leak found in French Drain

Whilst undertaking an oil spill incident at a residential property in Co. Wexford, we discovered a large amount of free phase kerosene had leaked into a French drain. By discovering the oil in the french drain, Verde were able to carry out remediation works to prevent the oil migrating to the walls at the back of the property and from also leaking further into neighbouring properties. So wha...
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Oil Spill Remediation

Verde Remediation Services have crews undertaking oil spill remediation projects all over the country. Guess where one lucky crew were?            
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