In Lancashire, red diesel has kept one of our teams rather busy of late.

A spill of up to 1000 litres from a farm’s AST caused quite a bit of bother when part of the spill migrated into a nearby stream. Retention booms and absorbents were the order of the day, and within 24 hours of instruction, 70 litres of neat red diesel had been removed from the surface of the stream.

It may sound like a contradiction, but sometimes, a thorough job really is about skimming the surface.