A tote carrying acidic liquid broke and spilled during shipping. The spill released 210 gallons of product from the damaged tote and contaminated the freight inside the trailer, as well as the pavement area.


HazChem deployed a Response Team within 60 minutes of receiving the call for Emergency Liquid Spill Response.

Upon arrival at the scene, the crew assessed the situation and held a brief health and safety meeting. They donned level “C” Tyvek suits with air purifying respirators, latex boot covers, and nitrile chem master gloves while working with the UN1789 acidic liquid.


emergency liquid freight spill cleanup

To contain the spread of the release, the crew deployed oil-dry around the lot outside of the trailer and the storm drains.

hazardous spill cleanup

A mixture of sodium bicarbonate and water was used to neutralize the spilled acidic liquid. The trailer was offloaded, and the contaminated freight was wiped down with the sodium bicarbonate solution.

poly tote for liquids 

The crew brought a new 330-gallon poly tote to transfer the contents of the damaged tote to the new one. The tote transfer was a success.

contaminated soil collection

The contaminated oil-dry from inside and outside the trailer was collected and placed into a 55-gallon open top steel drum.

chemical spill remediation

 Sodium bicarbonate was spread around the imacted area.

acidic spill remediation

The impacted area and was flushed with water to neutralize.

emergency hazardous liquid clean up

A DOT truck arrived on-site to load the waste drums and the empty damaged tote onto their truck. The crew cleaned the remaining area and took their final photos of the remediation.

why choose hazchem

HazChem Prioritizes Prompt & Effective Emergency Liquid Spill Response:

Emergency spills present significant environmental and public health hazards, emphasizing the importance of prompt and effective response measures to contain the spill, mitigate its impacts, and prevent further contamination of soil, water, and air.

HazChem will keep you in compliance with the regulations and help protect you from further liability. With over 30 years in the waste management business, we are trustworthy, safe, reliable, and compliant. Learn more about HazChem Emergency Rapid Response and Chemical Spill Response Services.

SUPER-FAST 60-Minute Response Time

We understand the urgent and critical nature of your call for service. Our Emergency Rapid Response Teams are ready, willing, and able to respond quickly to remedy your emergency spill situation. Our Emergency Response Vehicles are pre-loaded with 90% of the equipment needed for any emergency situation. The final 10% will be added for your particular needs. This advance preparation enables us to deploy a Team within 60 minutes or less from our facility. Based upon our clients’ feedback, this is far better than the typical response time from most of our competitors. Their response is usually measured in multiple hours, and sometimes days or even weeks. Our Team is always ready to deploy, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, rain or shine, including holidays. We do not rely on automated answering systems for our main phone line (630) 458-1910. Instead, we guarantee that a live person will answer your call, regardless of whether it is a weekend, holiday, or any other day.

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