I am a recent retiree from the Austin District, TXDOT with 26 years of service. From September 2004 until June 2008 I was the Austin District Incident Response Coordinator. In this capacity I was on call to respond to major roadway incidents, including fuel spills.
In early 2005 I began utilizing “Bio-Matrix” peat absorbent as an absorbent for fuel spills on state roadways within the Austin district. I soon learned that “Bio-Matrix” was far superior to other absorbent products as the first line defense when dealing with fuel spills. Its timely application to asphalt roadway surfaces on many occasions was paramount to the preservation of that road surface. Its absorbent qualities saved the state countless dollars in asphalt milling as a result of major hydro-carbon spills. Not to mention its cost savings , absorption advantages, and lower disposal fees in comparison to the use of conventional “kitty litter”.
On several occasions the quick application of “Bio-Matrix” was instrumental in preventing major environmental damage within the environmentally sensitive Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone and the sensitive Barton Creek watershed. Again I wholeheartedly recommend “Bio-Matrix” peat absorbent as the premiere product for first line deployment for hydro-carbon remediation!
Sincerely, Robert H. Norment Incident Response Coordinator, 2004-2008 Maintenance Operations Austin District, TxDOT