Solvent

September 6, 2011

Toxic solvent being cleaned up in Florida

Read here about a site in Orlando, FL that is being cleaned up of a toxic solvent dumped nearly 50 years ago.…

September 3, 2010

Solvent Laced Wash Water Contaminates Water Supply Well

Acknowledgement to Great American

A small paint manufacturing company performed routine drum washing operations over a severely compromised concrete containment pad. Over time, solvent laced wash water migrated through cracks in the concrete and into the subsurface soils and groundwater. The plume of solvents traveled off site and contaminated a nearby municipal water supply well. The municipality filed suit for clean-up and property damage claims as the well had to be fitted with costly remedial technologies to provide safe drinking water for its customers.…

September 3, 2010

Solvent Waste Contaminates Lab

Acknowledgement to Great American

A drum of spent solvent waste located in a storage shed on the property of a laboratory was knocked over as employees were attempting to move several drums. Before the spill was contained, the solvent waste ran across the laboratory’s parking lot and on to the ground of an adjacent property. The Laboratory was responsible for the associated emergency clean-up costs.…