Elementally Green Environmental Formula Test On Oil Pollution: July 20, 2016. - September 2016
We drove to a property close to Marion, Texas to test our product on a small oil spill. The site was a large 20’ long trash and oil filled ditch. The oil appeared to be fairly deep in most of this man-made ditch which about 5’ high and 10’ wide. After observing the site, we made a treatment plan for the clean-up. The following week we returned to the sight and placed a 300 gallon tank and filled it with water and EG Environmental Clean-Up. We fed the sight with a soaker hoses to keep the sight wet with the solution. We returned a few days later to find we needed more soaker hoses and more volume of water coming out on to the spill. We made these adjustments and then we checked the project weekly.
In August with the extreme heat it was hard to keep the sight wet because of evaporation. We began to turn the soil to find the oil was more than 12’’ deep and deeper in some areas. The soil had to be tilled for optimum microbial activity. The week of August 8 unusual rains began and continued until August 22 and totaled over 6 inches.
August 25, 2016 we drove to the site to find the oil was eaten around the edges of the pit and in several patches, it was liquefied and beginning to dissipate. By mixing the soil with the oil we knew it would speed up the cleaning process. Some areas still had a hard crust but many areas were turning into a liquid state. We tilled a large patch of the crusted oil area with soil and add the soaker hoses with a stronger solution of EG Environmental Clean-Up Formula.
Bi-weekly trips were made to the site. We added some of our special blend of dry microbes to the top of a 5’x5’ section while continuing the infusion of EG Environmental Clean-Up. By September 9, the site was clearing and appearing to go under the larger part of the thick oil crust and was loosening and breaking up other areas.