Soil contaminated by oil, fuel or chemicals — it’s every industrial, transport, retail or petrol company’s biggest operational safety risk.
Any oil, fuel or chemical spill means employees are at risk, nearby plant life are threatened and any nearby groundwater can also be quickly contaminated. In addition, if the spill is not contained and cleaned up quickly, there is a significant risk the EPA will be looking at issuing fines for land or groundwater contamination.
And removing contaminants from soil is usually expensive and time-consuming work. Options include physical excavation, aeration (further risking air pollution), or using thermal radiation to “burn” contaminants. Bioremediation is using nature to heal nature.