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Oil Spill Cleanup

As a leader in spill control for over two decades, Dawg© Inc is committed to assisting in the response effort in the Gulf Region's recent oil spill disaster.

We have increased our inventories on targeted absorbent pads, booms, rolls and other oil spill cleanup supplies in order to provide our customers with the necessary oil absorbents and other oil spill supplies during this crisis.

Due to the tremendous demand, we are experiencing extended lead times for containment booms. We are making every effort to get boom orders to our customers as soon as possible. As many customers are aware of the high demand and ordering now in preparation for ongoing affects of the spill in the coming months.

Spill Containment | Prevention | Spill Cleanup

1. Containment

The initial and most critical response is containing the spill and preventing it from spreading through the use of various methods, such as containment booms and the use of dispersants.

Containment booms are large 50 to 100+ ft floating plastic barriers that are deployed in water and can be hooked together to form a barricade around spills to help prevent them from expanding out to other water areas.

containment boom
containment boom
containment boom
containment boom
Optimax Boom for rivers,
near shore ocean areas
Airmax Boom for rough
or calm waters
Simplex Boom for marinas
& inland waterways
Mini Max Boom
for inner harbor use

Each boom is specifically designed for particular applications for maximum effectiveness.
Select the best containment boom for your specific needs.

2. Prevention

In addition to the first response to contain the spill from expanding out (mentioned above), containment booms are also used as a preventative measure to keep oil spills from entering into smaller water channels, canals, inlets, harbors and marinas. Oil spill supplies such as absorbent booms, pads and rolls are used to soak up the oil before it reaches the shoreline. These absorbent spill supplies selectively absorb ONLY oil and not water, making them ideal for oil spill cleanup.

Individual property owners have also used containment booms as a barrier around their property or boat to elminate or reduce the amount of oil deposit on their property. Absorbent booms and oil-only pads and rolls are used to soak up oil and not water. Once fully saturated with petroleum, the pads, rolls and absorbent booms must be deposed of and replaced with new ones.

containment boom
absorbent boom
Oil Spill Pads
Oil Spill Kit
Simplex Boom for marinas,
inland waterways
Asborbent Booms for
fuel and oil on water
Sorbents Pads selectively
absorb oil not water
Spill Response Kit
for fast, spill response

3. Cleanup

If oil spills do reach the shoreline, the oil can affect wildlife; such as seabirds and sea others, the land; rocks, soil and plants as well as personal property and local businesses.

Absorbents such as oil-only pads are used to soak up oil off the water and to wipe down boats, rocks, docks, wild life covered with oil. White oil only absorbents come in boxes or bags of 100 or 200 pads, for easy storage on boat, vessel or locker.

Oil Spill Roll
absorbent boom
Oil Spill Pads
Oil Spill Kit
Sorbent rolls for easy
retrieval when saturated

Asborbent Booms for fuel
and oil on water

Sorbents Pads selectively
absorb oil not water
Spill Response Kit
for fast, spill response

Absorbents are lightweight and easy to store and use. Oil-only spill kits come in a variety of sizes, filled with Dawg© oil only absorbent pads, rolls, socks and booms. Dawg© 20 gallon container kit (KIT304) and our 30 gallon overpack kit (KIT305) are the perfect size to keep on hand to respond to small to medium oil spills. Our ROL120 is a large unperforated oil-only sorbent is easy to deploy and retrieve once fully saturated. Poly spill kit containers can be used to collect used absorbents for proper disposal.

Disposal of used absorbents:

Once the oil spill absorbents are fully saturated with petroleum, the saturated spill cleanup pads, rolls and absorbent booms must be deposed of and replaced with new ones. Be sure to check with local regulations regarding proper disposal of used absorbents and other oil spill cleanup supplies. Using overpack containers such as our PAK167 and our PAK197 are large enough to safely contain your used absorbents and will help you comply with DOT 49 CFR 173.3 (c) EPA, SPCC and NPDES regulations. For smaller, easy to manange labpacks try our 30 gallon overpack PAK135 or our 20 gallon container PAK123.

95 Gallon Overpack
65 Gallon Overpack
30 Gallon Overpack
20 Gallon Overpack
PAK197
95 Gallon Overpack
Container
PAK167
65 Gallon Overpack
Container
PAK135
30 Gallon Overpack
Container
PAK123
20 Gallon Overpack
Container
Gulf Oil Spill

Helpful articles for Spill Cleanup:

Strategies for selecting the right spill response method

Contingency plan for oil spill control

Marine oil spill response regs 40 CFR 300

Marine oil spill response planning

What are dispersants?

Dispersants are products that are applied to the water surface in order to break up surface oil slicks and facilitate the movement of oil particles into the water column. The reason these are used is that dispersed oil degrades more quickly than undispersed oil.

The total surface area of the oil slick increases as dispersants break up the slick into small droplets.

Containment Boom

Did you know?

 Bioremediation agents are almost always applied to residual oil on shorelines, for long-term cleanup situations. Usually, heavy oil is first removed before bioremediation is undertaken. Bioremediation agents act by speeding up the microbial degradation of the petroleum molecules. Bioremediation cleaners

The Clean Water Act mandates that products must be listed on the EPA's National Contingency Plan's Product Schedule in order to be authorized for use on oil discharges in the U.S. The Product Schedule groups products under several categories, including absorbents, bioremediation agents, dispersants, and so on.

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