A large release of gasoline, diesel, or other chemical has occurred – what happens next? Various agencies are notified, depending upon where the release occurs. A qualified environmental contractor is generally hired to clean up the ensuing mess, oftentimes using a Unified Command System under which stakeholders collaborate during the cleanup process.
The qualified environmental contractor heads up the Remediation Team. Depending upon the complexity of the cleanup, technical specialists such as archaeologists, geologists, surveyors, geotechnical engineers, compaction testing specialists, drillers, and/or professional engineers are added to the Remediation Team.
Sprecher Group provides geological and environmental input during emergency response incidents. Past incidents, include:
- A 1,700 gallon gasoline release from a fuel tanker, Mile Post 22, Highway 26, Leaburg, OR, June 2017.
- Up to 5,500 gallons of gasoline and 5,000 gallons of diesel released from a fuel tanker, Mile Post 20, Highway 58, Lane County, OR, October 2016.
- Approximately 4,000 gallons of gasoline released from a fuel tanker, Mile Post 134, State Route 14, Klickitat, WA, February 2016.
- Nearly 4,000 gallons of diesel released from a fuel tanker, Mile Post 29, Highway 37, Pendleton, OR, February 2014.
- Several hundred gallons of TMAH (Tetra Methyl Ammonia Hydroxide) spilled from a commercial truck, Mile Post 323.1, I-84 Eastbound, south of Baker City, OR, November 2013.
- Approximately 1,500 gallons of diesel and 3,500 gallons of gasoline released from a fuel tanker, Mile Post 81.5, Highway 26, Warm Springs Reservation, OR, September 2013.
- Approximately 2,500 gallons of diesel and 3,100 gallons of gasoline released from a fuel tanker, Mile Post 31, Highway 58, Westfir, OR, March 2012.
- An11,000 gallon gasoline release from a fuel tanker, Mile Post 123, State Route 14, Klickitat County, WA, February 2012.
- Approximately 8,300 gallons of aviation gasoline released from a fuel tanker, Mile Post 109, Highway 26, Jefferson County, OR, June 2011.
- Above-ground storage tank diesel overfill of 3,000 to 5,000 gallons, private farm near Adrian, Malheur County, OR, February 2010.