Chlorinated solvent usage at a former printing facility in Orange County, California (Figure 1) contaminated the soil, soil vapor, and groundwater with tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE).
4,500 industrial facilities in the permafrost regions have most likely produced between 13,000 and 20,000 contaminated sites.
April 14, 2023
Near the industrial city Norilsk in northern Siberia in 2020, a destabilized storage tank released 17,000 metric tons of diesel. Incidents like this could "easily" become more frequent in the future as average global temperatures rise.
These results show that PetroFix is an effective tool for quickly reducing the risk-sensitive benzene and MTBE concentrations in groundwater and obtaining regulatory closures in short order for long-open sites.