Guilford County Environmental Health notified EPA that a local recycler was at an abandon waste oil facility knocking over tanks, draining the waste oil onto the ground and transporting the tanks off-site for resale. OSC Ken Rhame and START contractor TN&A mobilized to the site to oversight activity and ensure clean-up. OSC Tanner was dispatched to the site to continue operations for OSC Rhame.
OCS Tanner contracted WRS to perform the response actions. These actions consisted of collection and disposal of the waste oil in the above ground storage tanks (34 tanks), waste liquids from drums within the warehouse, and contaminated soils. The contractor was also tasked to clean and dispose of above ground storage tanks.
The waste oils were removed from the site for disposal on August 16, 2008. The oil contaminated soils were transported off-site for disposal on October 1, 2008. Pressure washing of the aboveground tanks began on December 1, 2008. All waste material associated with the tanks were transported off-site for disposal on December 19, 2008. All personnel demobilized from the site on December 19, 2008.
No additional site activities are planned at this time.