Surface water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers and oceans). This form of environmental degradation occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.
oil spill cleanup
An oil spill occurred at the subject property which is adjacent to state listed navigable waters. If not prevented from migrating towards the navigable waters, a sheen would arise on the waters and cause the spill to be reportable. Thus, immediate clean up activities were required.
chemical release evaluation
There was an accidental release of a potentially hazardous chemical at the subject property. The chemical contained substances that were regulated under EPA’s CERCLA list of reportable quantities and EPD’s HSRA list of Notification Concentrations. Immediate action was needed to delineate the contamination and to ascertain whether or not the release was reportable.
erosion, sediment and pollution control (es&pc) plan
The facility was experiencing issues with site drainage and suspended solids that were leaving the subject property. Under the Erosion and Sedimentation Act certain structures needed to be implemented at the site to reduce and to control the sedimentation to provide adequate protection for the surface waters adjacent to the site.