Oil Spill Case Studies in Ireland

 

Commercial/Industrial

Microclean has carried out significant investigation and remedial works for a major food producer in Co. Monaghan. An escape of oil from the facility impacted the neighbouring river which resulted in a major fish kill. Microclean was employed to investigate and remediate the damage using in-situ remedial measures with the result that the river and surrounding environs were fully remediated. The works carried out by Microclean prevented a prosecution of the company by the local authority under the Local Government Water Pollution Acts 1977 and 1990.

Microclean was employed as consultants by a local factory to ensure that it was compliant with all of its necessary EPA licences and to monitor all potential sources of contamination.

Microclean was employed to investigate and remediate approximately three acres of contaminated land, groundwater and surface water at a scrap metal facility in Co. Galway. The works undertaken by Microclean ensured that our client was compliant with the requirements of their IPC licence and prevented a prosecution under the Local Government Water Pollution Acts 1977 and 1990.

Domestic

Microclean carried out the investigation, mitigation and remediation of 8 dwelling houses in Co. Meath. The works carried out by Microclean prevented the householders being prosecuted by the EPA and restored all of the properties to their pre-incident condition. The works, including reinstatement were monitored and signed off by a semi state body and an independent firm of consulting engineers.

Microclean carried out the investigation, mitigation and remediation for a major oil spillage incident in central Dublin at an underground car park and neighbouring properties. The works carried out by Microclean successfully complied with a Section 12 Notice served by the local authority under the Local Government Water Pollution Acts 1977 and 1990 thereby preventing a potential prosecution against our client.

Microclean are currently involved as consultants and remediation contractors in a major oil pollution case in Co. Louth which has impacted seven domestic dwellings, two retail outlets, a six acre field, a river and a petroleum retail outlet.

State/Semi State Bodies

Microclean has carried out consultancy work for the Office of Public Works, the ESB and The Dublin Airport Authority (formally Aer Rianta).

Microclean has also been employed by a contractor employed by Iarnród Éireann to carry out an investigation at one of their main line stations. Furthermore Microclean took part in an experiment with Iarnród Éireann to find a solution to potential problems arising as a result of the grease used on their points system. Our product was found to significantly degrade the grease that had migrated into the support mechanism for the tracks.

Microclean has carried out works for Kerry County Council to successfully remediate a river supplying drinking water which had suffered hydrocarbon contaminant impact.

Microclean has carried out works for Longford County Council to successfully remediate a waste water treatment facility which had suffered hydrocarbon contaminant impact from an off site source. The micro-organisms used by Microclean facilitated the re-seeding of the waste water treatment plant.

 


Oil Spill Clean Up

oil spill from broken oil tank

Microclean is the longest established oil remediation specialist in Ireland and has never failed to successfully remediate  any oil pollution incident we have been called into.

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Research & Development

environmental inspection of oil spill

To enable Microclean to remain at the forefront of the oil remediation industry we invest in research and development projects to develop and enhance our remedial systems.

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inspection of oil spill into water drainage system

Since 1997 Microclean has expanded its fields of expertise and offers full and comprehensive consultancy services as well as fully accredited oil remediation services

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