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Re: any information on the potentially harmful effects of vegetable oil contamination on soils/ tree root growth and survival?

Subject: Re: any information on the potentially harmful effects of vegetable oil contamination on soils/ tree root growth and survival?
From: Tahir Sharif
Date: Jun 28 2018 10:29:02
No help at all, but hopefully they waited for it cool before they "disposed" of it.

Tahir

On 28/06/2018 11:25, Rupert Baker wrote:
Hi collective,

Does anyone have any experience of this?  I have a situation where a caterer
at a festival had chucked a lot of waste oil - 10's of litres of used chip
fat - out of the back of their concession into the ground, where as well as
making a horrific mess for all the ops contractors - contaminating tentage,
power cabling, signals wires, plumbing etc etc. It had soaked into the
ground at the base of a moderate sized Lawson cypress.  Discovered during
the breakdown period, so it had soaked well in to the ground.  I had  the
affected surface soil scraped off where possible, disposed of, and replaced,
but could not go down far (~100mm ave), because of roots.




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