Projects

Spill Cleanup

The following is a list of three spill sites in which Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel responded and remediated. Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel have responded to hundreds of calls dealing with spill cleanup.

  1. Hot Springs, MT. Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel were contracted for response and containment of PCB containing oil from two large transformers which had catastrophic failure. Our contract included liquid containment by creating zones of depression by pumping the liquid into tanks then transferring the material into tanker trucks for disposal. Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel also maintained booms and pads to control oil with water runoff as a result of fire fighting activities.

  2. Davenport, WA. Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel were the emergency spill responder for a major tanker spill involving discharge of a large quantity of gasoline near state designated wetlands. After initial removal of the free product, (during which the local fire and HazMat response teams stood-by with the Department of Ecology and Department of Transportation personnel), Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel directed the excavation of thousands of yards of contaminated soil, and cleanup of ground water.

  3. Spokane, WA. Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel were responsible for mercury cleanup in a high traffic area. The remediation included the use of a mercury vacuum, a liquid spray of mercury vapor suppressant and a vapor/material indicator.

Underground Storage Tank Service

The following is a list of three jobs in which Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel removed underground storage tanks. Included is a short description of each project. Most UST services include inerting, excavating, cutting, cleaning, removal and a site assessment.

  1. Spokane, WA. A private company contracted Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel to perform services on two USTs. The tanks removed consisted of one 12,000-gallon diesel tank and one 5,000-gallon gasoline tank. This site cleanup also included remediation of impacted soils below the diesel dispenser. A remediation report was written according to Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) guidelines.

  2. Various sites, WA. A governmental agency contracted with Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel to remove UST's and above ground storage tanks (AST's). Able Clean-up Technologies personnel removed eight (8) tanks from various multiple locations in Eastern Washington. The size of the tanks removed ranged from 550 gallons to 3,000 gallons. Work performed at one of the sites listed included excavation of diesel impacted soils located under the dispenser. The impacted soils were treated by bioremediation methods, after approval from WDOE and the community health board.

  3. Spokane, WA. A private company contracted Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel to perform services on five (5) USTs. The tanks removed consisted of one 12,000-gallon diesel tank, one 10,000-gallon gasoline tank, one 10,000 gallon jet fuel tank, one 1,000 gallon gasoline tank and one 1,000 gallon used motor oil tank. This site cleanup also included remediation of impacted soils below the diesel dispenser and used motor oil remote fill area. A remediation report was written according to Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) guidelines.

Chemical Brokering and Disposal

The following is a list of four jobs in which Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel performed various chemical brokering and disposal services. Included is a short description of each project.

  1. Athol, ID. A large manufacturing facility had collected 50 containers of unknown material collected from various sites over the past twenty years. Through cost effective sampling techniques by Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. and on-site hazardous categorization (haz-cat) testing, the 50 unknowns were identified. By mixing compatible material and pumping off non-hazardous materials and contaminated water, the materials were consolidated by classified hazardous waste. The hazardous materials were from a variety of hazard classes such as corrosives, flammables, acids, bases, chlorinated solvent, used oil and TPH soils. Materials were handled, transported and disposed of following local, state and federal regulations.

  2. Spokane, WA. An Eastern Washington School District requested the disposal of various hazardous chemicals. The chemicals included PCB's, light ballasts, specimens, formaldehyde, acids and other corrosives and metals. All chemicals were profiled and disposed of at a federally licensed and certified facility with minimum cost and inconvenience to the customer.

  3. Spokane, WA. A large eastern Washington company has an ongoing waste stream of chemicals. Able Clean-up Technologies personnel set up a dependable disposal system with a single profile fee and low cost disposal fees enabling the customer to make one phone call when they need disposal. The product is then picked up and disposed of with no inconvenience to the customer.

  4. Chemical Brokering. Several schools, medical and analytical laboratories contracted Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. to dispose of quantities of several hazard classes of chemicals. The chemicals were outdated or no longer used. From an inventory of materials a lab pack list is generated whereby all compatible chemicals can be packaged together in as few containers as possible to reduce the cost of transportation and disposal. All chemicals are packaged in the appropriate packing medium and Department of Transportation approved containers. After properly labeling, sampling, manifesting and profiling the containers are transported to an appropriate treatment, storage and disposal facility for disposal.

Environmental Assessments of Property

Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel has contracted with several private companies to perform environmental site assessments. These assessments involve companies that have a large variety of services. An assessment is usually required for either property transactions or refinancing. During these investigations Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel follow the thorough and stringent ASTM standards. Due to the confidential nature of each assessment, the open information is limited and therefore no examples are listed.

Air Monitoring

The following is a list of two jobs in which Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel performed air monitoring. Included is a short description of each project.

  1. Spokane, WA. The personnel of a large facility in downtown, Spokane, were complaining of headaches and nausea due to fumes. Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel quickly identified the problem through a set of air samples strategically collected at spot locations. The areas were recompiled to ensure the success of the correction plan, after the problem was resolved. Dragger and Sensidyne colorimetric tubes were used for sampling a variety of airborne contaminates. Residential properties have also used this procedure successfully.

  2. Lewiston, ID. Able Clean-up Technologies Inc. personnel were contacted concerning a spill at a large manufacturing facility. The spill was estimated to have released around 800 gallons of 94% sulfuric acid (H2SO4), contaminating around 200 cubic yards of soil. Sulfuric acid is highly reactive when it contacts oxidizing or reducing materials. It also produces extensive heat (exothermic reaction) and emits potentially hazardous fumes when it contacts water. During the excavation, there was constant monitoring of H2S and other gases, by means of a Gastech GX86. In this type of situation, the air monitoring protocol was crucially important for maintaining a safe work environment for the personnel involved in the cleanup activities.