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Old 07-17-2017, 02:37 PM   #21
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Default Re: Oil soaked rocks + dirt - what to do with it?

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Where are you located?

This sort of event happens all the time in the oil fields.

They handle it basically by burning the contaminated materials...

Here's a link. http://nerglobal.com/process-scroller/
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Yep, I'd be building a big backyard firepit, with a nice earth and rock berm around it for safety.
Yep? You must not of looked at the link?

Take the dirt / rock to a place that processes the contaminated material.

If you leave it sit, rain will further the mess that you already have.

Throw a tarp over the area.. until you can get it loaded for processing.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:38 PM   #22
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LOL, you don't burn it in the ground.

You have a conveyor belt fed system that takes contaminated soil and runs it through a furnace.
I figured. But I saw bonfire and figured redneck BBQ
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:08 PM   #23
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I would get a bunch of barrels and use it to store the material. Then you have time to think about it. I would probably make something so that I could burn it in a bonfire. Legally, around here 5 gallons is the threshold where a spill is reportable, meaning the hazmat people are supposed to be involved.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:34 PM   #24
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Uhm...a blown hydraulic line leaked what? A cup of oil? This seems excessive for a little blown hose.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:45 PM   #25
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Uhm...a blown hydraulic line leaked what? A cup of oil? This seems excessive for a little blown hose.
Agreed. I'm wondering, has it already spread from rain?
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:48 PM   #26
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I remember when my dad was helping with repairing my snow plow. We had the hose off and I pushed ram down some squirted out on his hand. He ran inside and jumped in the shower freaking out. I'll never forget that lol
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:03 PM   #27
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So a big skid steer holds 8-12 gallons of oil. How much did you have to add to get it back up to level? Oil on the ground looks like a lot more than what it is. As a guy once told me "it came from the ground it can go back in the ground..."
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:16 PM   #28
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I remember when my dad was helping with repairing my snow plow. We had the hose off and I pushed ram down some squirted out on his hand. He ran inside and jumped in the shower freaking out. I'll never forget that lol
Perhaps he was thinking it was skydrol?
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:25 PM   #29
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call the epa.
They are there to help.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:29 PM   #30
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Agreed with what some others said, scoop up all the contaminated rocks and burn the oil off. Keep mixing the soil while its burning.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:31 PM   #31
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So a big skid steer holds 8-12 gallons of oil. How much did you have to add to get it back up to level? Oil on the ground looks like a lot more than what it is. As a guy once told me "it came from the ground it can go back in the ground..."
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It doesn't sound like this is the Deepwater Horizon
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:31 PM   #32
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Can you get oil eating microbe powder and mix it in the dirt and let nature take its course?
Google oil eating bacteria for sale.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:33 PM   #33
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Yep? You must not of looked at the link?

Take the dirt / rock to a place that processes the contaminated material.

If you leave it sit, rain will further the mess that you already have.

Throw a tarp over the area.. until you can get it loaded for processing.
- didn't figure the OP had a local world class hazmat incinerator... but maybe a big backyard firepit banked with rocks and dirt would be a possibility on his 5 acres....

When I was in college we probably used more waste oil than what he spilled starting a few of our bonfires...
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:35 PM   #34
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I wouldn't think it's enough to worry about. Start a fire......
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:40 PM   #35
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Volume wise, how much oil are you talking about? a gallon or two? Or hundreds?

Id be inclined to simply scatter the dirt and rocks, if it was under 5,10 gallons
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:52 PM   #36
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A cutting torch, burn off what you can see. Don't call anybody or you'll get nailed with a cleanup bill that will exceed your property value.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:05 PM   #37
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Perhaps he was thinking it was skydrol?
No he knew what it was. I don't know what he was thinking
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:13 PM   #38
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Can you get oil eating microbe powder and mix it in the dirt and let nature take its course?
Google oil eating bacteria for sale.


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Old 07-17-2017, 05:20 PM   #39
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start a fire on top of it
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Hadn't seen this stuff before- thanks for posting the link.
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