NC Spill Response

Decontamination and Disposal

Several factors weigh into decontamination and disposal. The chemical/s involved and how much was spilled or released is the first determinant. The size of the molecule and the pore space involved are critical factors. The temperature of the area makes a difference since warmer temperatures can increase the permeation rate. Another factor to consider is what has been contaminated, and what is the ease with which it can spread. Areas may need to be closed or sealed off during the process. Clothing and other items may need to be cleaned or disposed of properly. Other items may need to be covered or coated with a non-penetrable material for the duration of the cleanup.