Water Oil Contamination in Lakes, Rivers & Streams - Ideal Response
It is against the law to cause pollution and for the last five years, oil has consistently been among the UK’s top three pollutants. This means that any oil spill or leak needs serious and imminent attention.
Just one litre of oil is enough to contaminate one million litres of water, putting human life, wildlife and vegetation at severe risk.
Depending on the density of the oil, it will either float, semi-submerge or sink in river, lake or stream water. The same oil, however, may have a different reaction when in seawater as the salt changes the density of the water.
Heavier oils are at risk of sinking or partially submerging, making a spillage of such oil a lot more complex to rectify. This is a particular concern if for whatever reason, the oil becomes pooled or trapped on the riverbed.
Quick action is imperative for oil spills. Oil can soak through soil and rock, risking contamination of groundwater; the water we use for drinking water.
Vegetation along rivers, lakes and streams is also at risk. It is particularly difficult to remove oil from vegetation and if not done completely, the contamination can easily and quickly spread up the food chain, eventually making it into the food found on supermarket shelves.
At Ideal Response, we use industry leading technology and equipment to efficiently and effectively clean-up oil spillages and leaks from water. And with soil sampling available, we can ensure that nearby ground is free from contamination.
With highly experienced and skilled technicians, you can be confident that no oil spillage is too big or complex. And with our rapid response, we can be onsite within 2 hours of receiving your call, where we will help to contain the spillage before cleaning and decontaminating the affected areas.
Contact us today for your free estimate or more information about our oil spill cleanup service.