emergency spill response Articles

  • A Spill on Tradition - How Lubicon Lake Nation is coping with disaster

    Resource development often conflicts with traditional land use and can be a source of frustration for many Aboriginal communities focused on protecting their traditional territories. In areas where oil and gas development is taking place, oil spills are not uncommon and many companies struggle to find local capacity to assist them in establishing both preventative and reactive planning to ensure ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare - Assessment Mission Report UNEP/OCHA

    Introduction On 30 January 2000, following a breach in the tailing dam of the Aurul SA Baia Mare Company, a major spill of cyanide-rich tailings waste was released into the river system near Baia Mare in north west Romania. The contaminant travelled via tributaries into the river Somes, Tisza and finally into the Danube before reaching the Black Sea. A team of international ...

  • Following deepwater horizon spill, are we really prepared to avert / respond effectively to such an incident?

    With recent oil spill incidents taking toll on environment, we as industry professionals should be more proactive than reactive towards such incident – the industry does not need a spill to happen to learn lessons from it. Creating a culture of preparedness/ prevention and learning from past incidents to gain a foothold in the future is what the industry should be striving for. At 6th ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

    Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Steven Sell, Biologist & Application Engineer Wednesdays August 27, 2014 ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, & the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

    An internet search for manure-related spills can lead to an exhausting list of news articles and images of catastrophic environmental damage. In Wisconsin alone, the ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Managing compliance: Going beyond ‘Be Prepared’

    The recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have prompted companies around the globe to re-examine their emergency response strategies. While some companies have comprehensive emergency response strategies in place, others just now are taking the steps necessary to review possible threats, analyze potential impacts and create expanded versions of their existing plans. If a company ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Gap Analysis: Evaluating the Readiness to Respond

    Experts Analyze a Major Oil Company’s Preparedness Introduction O’Brien’s is a highly specialized and recognized emergency preparedness and crisis management consulting firm providing environmental, security, risk and regulatory compliance services to a diverse group of industries, as well as public entities such as ports, universities and ...


    By Witt O`Brien`s, LLC.

  • Pollution prevention and control, North-East England

    Project Remediation Strategies were commissioned to assist an electronic components manufacturing facility in the North-East of England with the emergency preparedness and response aspects of an ISO 14001 accreditation process. Workscope Through numerous visits to site, we were able to gain an understanding of site operations and activities that could ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Deaths & injuries attributable to HazCom: will a federal prescription save lives?

    This past spring, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training convened an historic hearing that could have profound implications for the future of hazard communications (HazCom) in the workplace. A standing-room-only assembly of industry representatives, professional lobbyists and others packed a hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building to wit- ness this first step ...

  • America West Airlines On Board with 3E Compliance Management Services

    Background In a time when most airlines are struggling with the sluggish economy and decreased passenger demand, America West has seen steady growth. With operational hubs in Phoenix and Las Vegas, the airline has expanded its route system to 93 destinations, including four in Canada and 12 in Mexico, and has become the second largest low-fare carrier in the U.S. America ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Mastering risks of damage and risks of crisis: the role of organisational learning

    Mastering risks, accidents and crisis is a complex task which is achieved by a large number of stakeholders. In order to determine appropriate responses to risk-prone situations, researchers propose a classification in two categories: risks of damage and risks of crisis. Risks of damage correspond to situations that have been studied and for which preventive and protective measures have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 3E Company`s MSDS On Demand Program has the Right Ingredients for PJ Food Service at Papa John`s International, Inc.

    Background Papa John’s is a leading pizza restaurant chain, with 3,500 locations in all 50 states and 29 countries. To ensure quality and consistency across all their locations, Papa John’s depends on its subsidiary PJ Food Service, which supplies all restaurants with everything from pizza dough to cleaning supplies. Deb Vessels, Safety Coordinator at ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Environmental/Safety Management: Dissecting an OSHA Inspection

    Understanding OSHA inspections can help utilities prepare, preventing fines and penalties associated with non-compliance. While catastrophes and fatal accidents are obvious inspection triggers, almost half of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Admini- stration) visitations are complaint-driven. Therefore, the best way to avoid an inspection—and potential fines and penalties—is to eliminate ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Soil and groundwater assessment, North-West England

    Project Remediation Strategies were retained to undertake contamination delineation and assessment work at a logistics depot following an accidental release of a large volume of diesel.  An overnight failure in a joint on a pressurised fuel pipeline had resulted in a loss of 15,000 litres of red diesel. Initial response works identified a small proportion of the diesel had ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • 3E Company works to prevent, respond to crises that can harm the environment

    The lid of a paint bucket cracks loose in a hardware store, creating a slippery pool. A refrigerated grocery truck overturns on a freeway, littering the lanes with packaged meat. A commercial airplane crashes. A hurricane tears open containers holding toxic chemicals and hazardous materials. In each instance, government regulations require the companies involved to respond immediately and ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Enterprise-Wide Electronic Plans Solutions

    Supporting Compliance Enterprise-Wide Providing Global Access to Critical Response Data About the Client Operating throughout North America, our client is recognized as a leading producer in oil and gas exploration, production technology and a top contributor of natural gas and gasoline. The client currently has 120 U.S. assets ...


    By Witt O`Brien`s, LLC.

  • Costco Bulks Up Compliance Program with 3E

    Background Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouse stores, mainly under the ""Costco Wholesale"" name, that carry quality, brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices than typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. As of March 2004, Costco operates 319 warehouses in 38 U.S. states and Puerto Rico with more than ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Hydraulic hydrodynamic modeling as an effective management tool for large collection systems - the LA story

    There are a many difficult challenges when it comes to managing large and complex wastewater collection systems such as the one the City of Los Angeles owns and operates. The City’s sewer system serves close to 4 million people in about 550 square miles of service area. The network consists of 6,500 miles of sewers varying in size from 8 inches to 150 inches in diameter. Of those sewers ...

  • Southwest Airlines’ Compliance Management Soars with 3E

    Southwest Airlines aims to use its 436 (and growing) colorful planes to safely move over 70 million Customers and 288 million pounds of cargo annually. That cargo and Customer baggage can contain all types of materials in them including clothing, paperwork, birthday presents, food stuffs and many other commercial products. Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) are not allowed on Southwest Airlines (with ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • DTE Utilizes 3E Compliance Management Services DTE Energy

    Background DTE Energy is a leading energy and energy technology provider. It sells electricity, natural gas, coal, landfill gas, steam and chilled water, develops merchant power and industrial energy projects and is a growing leader in energy trading. The company is one of the nation's larger purchasers, transporters and marketers of coal and develops and ...


    By Verisk 3E

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