Our Work

Closure of Soot Pond

Dow Soot Pond
Deer Park, Texas

SEMS was contracted by CH2M Hill to close a Soot Pond in Deer Park, Texas. We were brought in following a failed attempt to meet stringent air emissions standards and other health and safety issues facing previous contractor. The material was a very light hydrophobic compound that would become airborne with any stirring action. This project was completed without any permitting excursions and zero incidents.

Work performed:

  • Removal of all soot to an offsite landfill
  • Development and implementation of a strategy including:
    • wind barriers
    • minimize disturbance
    • mister wetting
    • sealed transport
  • Offsite disposal of 6,500 cubic yards of contaminated soot
  • Backfilling with berm and imported fill materials