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Secondary Containment - as a best practice

On January 9, 2014, a tank rupture spilled 10,000 gallons of crude MCHM into the Elk River — just upstream from West Virginia American Water's regional intake — triggering a state of emergency and leaving 300,000 Charleston, WV residents without water.


Even though the chemical company responsible for the spill had violated West Virginia environmental laws, federal regulations only require secondary containment for hazardous waste, hazardous materials and oil — but not chemicals like MCHM.


So why use containment if there’s no regulation? The answer is simple: secondary containment is also a Best Management Practice (BMP) that keeps our environment and communities safe.


Secondary containment is anything that will contain or hold back liquid in the event of a leak or spill. Containment can be used for something as small as a pail or as large as a tank. And it doesn’t have to be permanent — like a concrete berm — it can also be semi-permanent like a Build-A-Berm Barrier or portable like a spill containment pallet or Collapse-A-Tainer.


See more at Secondary Containment — Precautionary Measures Pay Off.

Spill Containment Pallets & Decks

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  • Containment Shed
  • Use With Plastic & Steel Drums
  • 66 gal. Sump Capacity

$999.00 - $1,049.00

  • Holds 1 IBC
  • Use With IBCs
  • 360 gal. Sump Capacity

$1,163.00 - $1,178.00

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  • Use With Plastic & Steel Drums
  • 66 gal. Sump Capacity

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  • Holds 2 Drums
  • Use With Plastic & Steel Drums
  • 22 gal. Sump Capacity

$189.00 - $199.00

  • 70 gal.
  • 32.81" x 32.81" x 30.33"
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  • Containment Shed
  • Use With Plastic & Steel Drums
  • 70 gal. Sump Capacity

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  • Use With Plastic & Steel Drums
  • 70 gal. Sump Capacity

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  • Holds 2 Drums
  • Use With Plastic & Steel Drums
  • 22 gal. Sump Capacity

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  • Tank
  • 63" x 148" x 33"

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  • Holds 2 IBCs
  • Use With IBCs
  • 280 gal. Sump Capacity

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  • 355 gal. Sump Capacity

$2,170.00

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  • Use With IBCs
  • 365 gal. Sump Capacity

$2,354.00

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  • Use With IBCs
  • 375 gal. Sump Capacity

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  • Containment Shed
  • Use With Plastic & Steel Drums
  • 61 gal. Sump Capacity

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  • Holds 3 Drums
  • Use With Plastic & Steel Drums
  • 66 gal. Sump Capacity

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Anything less than the toughest grates are a gamble when you’re talking about secondary containment regs. Inferior pallets are accident-prone, which means spills, slips and falls—and serious fines. But super-sturdy PIG Pallets and Decks can handle a lot of weight and catch liquids from any containers you need to store, so you never have to worry.

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