|Bitumen spillage: capture and removal
|Hanson Aggregates’ Chipping Sodbury Quarry, near Bristol, has addressed the issue of containment and mechanised removal of bitumen spillage.
All bitumen filler pipe flanges are brought together, above a removable grating. A steel lined concrete catchment pit (slightly wider than the bucket of skid-steer loader) was constructed under the bitumen delivery point. It has an angled bottom plate and vertical back plate to allow the skid-steer loader to dig out the bitumen. The grate is easily lifted off and replaced manually. The pit is lined with dust or sand to prevent sticking.