REDS Group were commissioned to handle an emergency oil spill in an industrial unit. They discovered a leak in a hydraulic oil supply pipe, which caused oil to flow into a nearby drainage balance pond.
REDS Group were initially commissioned on an emergency spill response to an industrial unit where oil had been observed in an adjacent drainage balance pond. Site staff had identified a leak from a hydraulic oil supply pipe and oil was then observed migrating to a surface water drainage chamber.
Following the completion of emergency spill response works, REDS were commissioned to undertake a full environmental assessment of the site, delineate the extent of oil impact, identify migration pathways, and then design and implement a long-term remedial strategy.
Preliminary Risk Assessment
Detailed Phased Intrusive Site Investigation
Site Investigation & Risk Assessment
All works were completed by REDS operatives and supervised by a REDS environmental consultant who carried out soil verification sampling from the base and side walls of the excavations.
Verification & Monitoring
We concluded the remedial works have successfully recovered the vast majority of spilt oil and have broken any migration pathways from the site to the balance pond and associated brook. On this basis, the site did not pose a potential risk to identified receptors and was suitable for ongoing commercial use.
Date Posted: 21/07/2023