Pig spill Containment
On January 9, 2014, a tank rupture spilled 10, 000 gallons of crude MCHM to the Elk River — only upstream from western Virginia United states Water's local consumption — causing a situation of emergency and leaving 300, 000 Charleston, WV residents without water.
Even though the chemical business accountable for the spill had broken western Virginia ecological laws, federal laws only require secondary containment for hazardous waste, hazardous products and oil — although not chemical substances like MCHM.
Why use containment if there’s no regulation? The clear answer is straightforward: additional containment can be an ideal administration practise (BMP) that keeps our environment and communities safe.
Secondary containment is anything that will include or restrain fluid in the eventuality of a leak or spill. Containment can be utilized for something as small as a pail or because big as a tank. And it doesn’t have to be permanent — like a concrete berm — it is also semi-permanent like a Build-A-Berm Barrier or lightweight like a spill containment pallet or Collapse-A-Tainer.