Past Project: Dry Cleaner Facility Fire in Helena, Montana

Olympus Technical Services, Inc. responded to a tetrachlorethylene spill that resulted from a fire at a dry cleaning facility. Olympus’ first task was to complete an inventory and provide containment of various cleaning chemicals that survived the fire. The inventory was compared to a pre-release inventory to assess the potential releases from the fire. Olympus segregated the recovered chemicals into reusable product and waste material and provided waste characterization to identify appropriate disposal methods for the chemicals. The release of tetrachloroethylene impacted some of the building debris on-site. Olympus sampled the debris for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) characterization and developed appropriate disposal methods for the hazardous debris.