The Project


In 2012, Adler and Allan received an emergency call-out from DHL to help minimise environmental risks posed by a tanker roll-over incident at a site in Kinross, Scotland.

Spill Response: Make the tanker safe, decant the remaining fuel and recover as much product as possible.

The Solution


Firstly, the Fire Service laid a huge foam blanket around all areas affected by the fuel leak. Following this Adler and Allan’s environmental services spill response team used a digger in a bid to track the fuel. They dug interception trenches, finding 3,000 litres of Jet A1 fuel, before removing it and digging further trenches.

A weir was installed in the drains feeding the water course, which showed no product had escaped. The team then boomed off the water course as a preventative measure deemed necessary as the course feeds Loch Leven, a nature reserve and a site of natural beauty.

Once it was established that no product was leaving site, Adler and Allan spent a further six weeks digging trial pits and installing extraction wells at various points to help facilitate product recovery. Two mobile OWS were used at the top and the bottom of the site to treat and discharge through Adler and Allan’s portable Sockit Filtration System. The team recovered almost half of the entire product.

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The Outcome


The tanker roll-over had resulted in one of the tanker’s pots leaking 19,000 litres of fuel onto the driveway and paddocks at one property and the garden of another.