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Last Updated on September 20, 2021

Oil Spill Remediation Case Study oil spill remediation

The last thing a homeowner wants to deal with in the winter is no heat, especially when it’s a cold winter like the one we just had. One homeowner in New Jersey was faced with this problem when it was discovered that their oil tank was leaking.

During the month of January, Quick Environmental responded to a report of a leaking aboveground storage tank (AST) at a residential property in Stockton, New Jersey. It was a difficult event for the homeowner because they were worried they would have to leave the house once the tank was removed and they lost heat. They also lacked tank insurance, so not only were they having to face the cost of a hotel room but also a potentially costly oil spill remediation.

The storage tank stored No. 2 heating oil for the home’s heating system and hot water. Upon inspection, the tank was observed to be leaking onto the ground surface next to the house. Quick Environmental immediately drained, cut, cleaned and removed the tank. Concurrent with the onsite activity, Quick office staff expedited submission of permits for the AST removal and new AST installation. Our project manager stayed on-site to expedite the oil tank removal and facilitated the installation of a temporary AST.  The homeowner was able to continue to heating the home and use hot water while the cleanup was completed,  saving him the cost of a hotel room.

Upon excavation, the home’s sealed potable well was found to be located directly beneath the former AST. The contaminated soil and free heating oil that had pooled around the potable well was quickly removed. Following remediation, the potable well was tested and found to be free of any heating oil or dissolved compounds. Quick Environmental prepared and submitted a Remedial Action Report (RAR) to the NJDEP, which resulted in the issuance of an unrestricted No Further Action (NFA) approval.

Recognizing the impact any delay in starting the project would have on the cost to the homeowner, Quick Environmental was able to complete the remediation before any heating oil reached the well water. The homeowner had heat and hot water throughout the process and realized a significant cost savings due to our quick response time.

Quick Environmental has a proven track record of obtaining NJDEP and PADEP case closure using various remediation techniques including: direct excavation, chemical oxidation, bioremediation strategies, and/or a combination of strategies designed to cost effectively address the area of impact and achieve your goals and time constraints. We also endeavor to make any oil tank removal and contaminated soil remediation project as stress free as possible so that you can enjoy your home.

When time is of the essence, Quick Environmental is there for our customers.

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