Railroads are among the
world’s most environmentally conscious companies. In an industry that re-fuels hundreds of locomotives every
day and can use up to 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel for just one re-fuel, railroad yards must both prevent
and properly manage spills when they occur. When it comes to storm water and wastewater treatment, fuel
spills and oil leaks can pose significant challenges.
Spilled fuel or leaked oil at a railroad yard typically ends up in a collection...
Small Spills = Large Problems: A Look into Fueling Best Practices for the Railroad
Fact – fuel contains toxic substances. Thus, fuel spills can have a decidedly negative
impact on the environment. Specifically, with regard to diesel fuel use in the
transportation industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has strict regulations in
place to help prevent the contamination of water and soil during fueling.
Companies that encounter frequent or consistent refueling, like those in the railroad