A semi-truck leaked approximately 55 gallons of diesel fuel onto the street and soil.

A semi-truck leaked approximately 55-gallons of diesel fuel onto the street and into the adjacent soil. HazChem crew was tasked with the remediation of the diesel impacted soil.


Soil Remediation: HazChem responded quickly to have the soil dug out while we took soil samples to ensure all diesel impacted areas were remediated.

soil remediation

Crew arrived onsite and there was standing water in the excavation area. We subcontracted RW Collins to dig out the soil while we took soil samples to ensure all diesel imacted areas were remediated.

soil berm for remediation

To prevent the standing water from entering the excavation zone, a soil berm was crafted by the excavator.

Diesel impacted soil remediation

Diesel impacted soil was continued to be removed down the ditch line.

Soil Samples for remediation

Excavation soil samples were taken for photoionization detection (PID) sampling.

PID monitor for soil remediation

soil samples after spill

Once an area was determined, by PID sampling, to be cleared, a soil sample would be taken and sent to a lab for analysis. This analysis would determine if the soil has been remediated to Illinois Tiered Approach to Corrective Actions (TACO) Standards.

soil remediation samples

Total soil samples taken.

soil excavation for remediation

After the excavation had been determined to be cleared, and final samples have been taken, the excavator operator backfill the excavation with clean soil and back to original grade.

IDOT soil grass seed

IDOT approved grass seed mixture was then spread onto the clean soil.

soil restoration

An excelsior blanket was then laid over the seed to complete the remediation and restoration project.


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HazChem Prioritizes Prompt & Effective Emergency 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.

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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