Accidental Petroleum Spills and Releases

Accidental petroleum spills and releases frequently occur due to transportation accidents that cause spills, oil and gas exploration and production releases, and releases from petroleum storage tank system overfills and tank system, piping, and dispensers. In most cases the stake holders include; the landowner, the insurance companies, oil & gas and transportation companies, other responsible parties, and regulatory agencies (ie: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) or Railroad Commission of Texas (RRCTX)).

Spill abatement should begin immediately upon discovery, and spill incident reports should be submitted to the TCEQ or the Railroad Commission within 24 hours of discovery.
• Using TCEQ and RRCTX guidelines, determine if a reportable discharge or spill has occurred and if so, the responsible party should ensure TCEQ and/or the Railroad Commission of Texas has been notified of the spill or release as soon as possible but not later than 24 hours after the discovery of the spill or discharge.
• Notify law enforcement and local fire department of spill, release, or roadway accident. Contract the services of a qualified and experienced environmental consultant and experienced emergency response contractor.

Soil Remediation Services:

  • Excavation, Transportation and Disposal
  • In-situ Soil Mixing, Bio-Remediation, and Chemical Injection
  • Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank Sites
  • Debris Dumps and Landfills
  • Fleet Maintenance Facilities

Groundwater Remediation Services:

  • Pump & Treat Groundwater Extraction Systems
  • Groundwater Vapor Extraction Systems
  • Bio-Slurping Systems
  • Dual Phase Extractions Systems
  • Passive Product Recovery Systems
  • Product Skimming Systems
  • Groundwater Chemical Injections Systems
  • In-Situ Chemical Oxidant and Bio-remediation Systems

Product Recovery and Abatement:

  • Initial response and abatement and incident reporting
  • Tank hold flushing
  • Passive groundwater remediation:  Hand bail, passive skimmers, absorbent socks
  • Active soil and groundwater remediation : Active skimmers, bio-slurping systems, dual-phase extraction

Contamination Release Tips

When reporting a spill, please include the following information:

  •  Your name, location, organization, and telephone number
  • Name and address of the party responsible for the incident; or name of the carrier or vessel, the railcar/truck number, or other identifying information
  •  Location, date and time of the incident
  • Source, type of materials, and cause of the release or spill
  • Quantity of materials released or spilled Medium (e.g. land, water) affected