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Agricultural Facility Fire

Agricultural Chemical Facility
Project Name: 
Agricultural Facility Fire Emergency Response, Decontamination, Remediation
Type of Service: 
Piper City
Project Summary: 

This Agricultural/Chemical farm supply business sells pesticides and herbicides to local area farmers. When a fire struck at their Chemical Storage Building, fire departments came from five different jurisdictions to extinguish the blaze with more than 80,000 gallons of water.

SET Environmental provided emergency response by capturing the contaminated water with vacuum trucks; constructing an interceptor trench to prevent the contaminated water from reaching the river; and transporting and disposing the water, soil and debris contaminated with 2,4-D impacted soils.

SET Environmental also established a command center on-site to manage the
24-hour-a-day environmental remediation. The site has since been deemed stable by the Illinois EPA, and SET continues to work closely with their Site Assessment Unit to bring this site to closure.