BBU Environmental was dispatched to mitigate the hazards set forth by a train derailment. The reported 900 gallons of spilled diesel fuel risked contaminating a nearby river and a nature preserve. Because of a timely response and readily available resources to spill cleanup materials, the diesel fuel did not have an impact on the environment or the community. Response activities included containing the release, installing recovery wells, removing diesel impacted soil, and recovering diesel fuel product from release area. Areas of impact were field screened with a photoionization detector, staged temporarily on site, and transported to a recycling facility in Columbus, Ohio. A total of 736.46 tons of impacted, non-hazardous soil; and 400 gallons of diesel fuel were removed from the site between March 1st and March 7th for disposal and recycling. BBU Environmental brought in raw material to restructure the area excavated, and get the rail cars rolling again with a minimal impact economically. The EPA has worked with BBU Environmental and trusts the company will follow all federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
2012 Summer Outage BBU Environmental responded over 70 transformer oil spills. A powerful storm packing gusts of wind in excess of 90 MPH ripped through Ohio leaving many without power. During this time across the entire state towns were registering record high temperatures which left families suffering from heat in their own homes and stores ran out of fuel, ice, and gas powered generators. BBU Environmental and various electric companies got Ohioans back in service in a timely manner. Response activities included confinement, containment, and disposal of oil and oil contaminated material. The properties affected were field tested for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and later disposed fo following all federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
Corrosive Liquid Spill Response
BBU Environmental was requested to respond to a spill of Spectrus NX1100, and acidic liquid used to maintain clean water during industrial processes. Cleanup procedures included setting up a decontamination station, isolation of the spill, neutralization of the acid, cleanup, and decontamination of affected equipment / property. BBU Environmental technicians wore self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) and chemical resistance clothing during cleanup and helped get operations at the facility up and running in a safe