Every day, over one billion gallons of wastewater are produced. This wastewater can be contaminated with petroleum, dissolved metals or other contaminants. Toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium or mercury may be involved. If not safely disposed of, this wastewater poses a serious hazard to health and the environment. It is important to keep this wastewater from contaminating groundwater, especially drinking water for both people and animals.
There are a number of different cancers and birth problems that have been linked to metal poisoning. It is impossible for anyone to avoid complete exposure to heavy metals as they are naturally present in the environment. However, if an irresponsible company ‘dumps’ its contaminated water into a river or otherwise, a toxic level can be reached. High levels of toxicity can lead to mental and central nervous system problems and damage to the blood and vital organs. There are now strict federal and state laws regulating disposal and treatment of wastewater.
ORI Environmental began in 1983 as a used oil collection service. They are still heavily involved with used oil recycling and oil management, but now also offer additional environmentally sound waste management options. For over 30 years, the company has been partnering with other businesses in Oklahoma and Texas, working hard to improve the environment for everyone. Their highly skilled professionals are trained in industrial and tank cleaning, spill clean-up and bulk waste transportation. The company also does environmental consulting and safety training and provides technical rescue services. When there is a need to safely dispose of contaminated Wastewater in Oklahoma businesses know that ORI Environmental can get the job done. They also offer 24 hour response to emergency spills in North Texas and Oklahoma.
Contaminated wastewater is a by-product of many industrial processes. Mining, oil drilling, the manufacture of printed circuit boards and semiconductors, metal finishing and electroplating and automotive plants, among others, all generate wastewater. Companies rely on specialized firms with the necessary knowledge and equipment to safely pick up and dispose of this wastewater. There is too much at stake, both from an environmental and legal standpoint, to trust this job to an unqualified person.
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