Cleaning up the coastal strip
Restoration of sandy beaches after oil spills can be a very complex process because oil can have a very negative impact on the environment and ecosystems of sandy beaches. However, there are several ways in which restoration of sandy beaches after oil spills can be achieved:
- Booming is installed in the water opposite the polluted shoreline.
- The necessary amount of sorbent is manually or mechanically applied to the oil-contaminated areas of the beach. If it is impossible for vehicles to reach the area, the sorbent can be delivered under pressure through flexible hoses using cement trucks.
- After the sorbent is completely absorbed, which can be visually determined, the absorbed oil is washed into the sea using hydro monitors or tidal waves.
- Oil cleanup from the water is carried out using sludge pumps or manually using nets. The cleaning process is repeated until the contamination is removed.