environmental incident Articles

  • Preventing Your Next Environmental Incident

    The environmental profession has historically relied on “lagging” indicators (i.e., indicators that follow an event, such as a spill or a notice of violation) as the primary means of assessing and managing environmental performance. But what if we instead focused on “leading” indicators, that is, upstream factors that could aid in the prevention of an environmental incident? There is ample ...

  • Engaging buyers, sellers and insurance markets case study

    Challenge: Antea Group was retained by a bankruptcy trustee responsible for divesting assets of a 169-facility convenience store chain to build an environmental risk transfer strategy designed to quantify and cap the liabilities. Solution: Antea Group evaluated the portfolio of sites to define the current status of previously reported environmental ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Environmental incident response, North-East England

    Project The Remediation Strategies Response Team were called-out to a manufacturing facility to assist with a potential pollution incident arising from contamination of the site’s surface water drainage system.  During weekend work, a concrete cutting contractor had disposed of a large volume of concrete cutting slurry into the site’s surface water drainage system.  ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Environmental incident response, North-East England

    Project Remediation Strategies were requested to attend a manufacturing facility in North-East England following an overnight fire at the site. Fire-fighting operations and the site sprinkler system had created a large volume of contaminated run-off together with widespread flooding across the shop floor area of the manufacturing facility. Productivity was stopped across the ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Safeguarding the Wild Coast on the set of Blood Diamond - case study

    Film sets built on this spectacular coastline included a 42-ton bridge, a diamond mine, houses, temporary roads and refugee camps. The location was successfully rehabilitated to a condition that closely resembled its natural state; allowing nature to complete the rest and Blood Diamond went on to be honoured with several Academy Award Nominations. Main sequences of the feature film Blood ...

  • Anglo platinum and ultraspin clean up

    At Waterval mine, 69% of environmental incidents are related to the spillage of fuel, oil, grease and lubricants. Most of these hydrocarbon spillages can be attributed to TM3 equipment used at the mine. As part of a long-term management plan to address these hydrocarbon spillage incidents, Anglo Platinum has installed Ultraspin technology at Waterval mine. This technology has two main ...


    By Ultraspin Technology Pty Ltd

  • Sharing Best Practices in Mining Safety

          In the world of environmental, health and safety, sharing information can have an amazing ripple effect across an industry. It gives companies the ability to learn from the experiences of other companies. In some cases, this can be the difference between ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Veolia environmental services case study

    Driving process efficiency for Veolia Veolia Environmental Services is the UK’s leading waste management company. They provide a range of key services to over a third of the UK population through approximately 130 Local Authorities across the UK. With almost 12,500 employees operating in a network of sites across the UK, Veolia Environmental Services is committed to the highest ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Is a Zero-Incident Objective Achievable in Environmental Health & Safety?

    A zero-incident objective, known formally as Zero-Accident Vision (ZAV), is a popular philosophy in environmental health & safety (EHS) that holds that no one should ever be injured in the workplace. It’s a way of thinking about injury-prevention strategies rather than an actual goal, thus providing a basis for continually improving EHS processes. ZAV proposes ...


    By Sphera

  • Lung cancer and mesothelioma in towns with environmental exposure to asbestos in Eastern Anatolia

    Objective: Our previous study demonstrated the presence of environmental tremolite and chrysotile asbestos fiber exposure in Hekimhan town in Malatya located in eastern Turkey. The aim of this study was to investigate whether environmental asbestos exposure increases the incidence of lung cancer and mesothelioma. Method: One hundred and forty-nine patients with mesothelioma and lung cancer living ...


    By Springer

  • Sharing Best Practices in Mining Safety

    In the world of environmental, health and safety, sharing information can have an amazing ripple effect across an industry. It gives companies the ability to learn from the experiences of other companies. In some cases, this can be the difference between life and death for workers, or it can prevent devastating environmental incidents. Overall, we are stronger when we work together towards EHS ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Success through ingenuity and innovation:treating 1.25 million BBL at 55 BPM

    As part of a project designed to re-commission a pipeline in the southern United States, CETCO Oilfield Services Company has successfully treated approximately 1.25 million BBL of contaminated fluid at a rate of 55 BPM. Pipeline testing and inline inspection of the pipeline resulted in a large volume of effluent water requiring treatment. The 20” pipeline transports oil from a Gulf of Mexico ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Duke Energy’s e-TRAC system achieves strategic EHS compliance and safety incident management goals

    Duke Energy, which is poised to become the largest utility in the United States1, is widely recognized as a leader in addressing a broad array of environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance and sustainability challenges. One major step in delivering on the company’s strategic vision for EHS management excellence began in 2007 when Duke Energy identified four objectives as key to its ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Modem sustainable cyanide destruction control

    Industrial Process Description Cyanide-containing waste is produced in various industries such as mining and electroplating. Processes such as stripping, cleaning, and plating generate wastes that can include metal cyanide complexes with alkaline iron, nickel, zinc, cadmium, copper, silver, and gold. Wastes containing cyanide are required by both US EPA law 40 CFR pan 413 & 433." and ...


    By IC Controls Ltd.

  • Ayurvedic potentials for cellular protection, regeneration and immunomodulation with special reference to resistance against low radiation

    The exposure to acute low Linear Energy Transfer (LET) at more than 10 rem or 0.1 Sv due to background radiation, occupation exposure or free radicals appears to be responsible for biological changes that have a health impact on cells, including DNA damage and contribute to the ageing process and to the manifestation of diseases, including cancer. Individuals and subpopulations (cultural groups ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Setting the standards for headspace sampling by PID

    The responsiveness of PIDs to virtually all VOCs has seen them become the accepted tool for initial site entry assessment, ensuring optimal detection of unknown and often toxic or hazardous chemicals found at hazardous waste sites and chemical emergencies. The speed and accuracy of modern PID equipment means that many worker and community safety concerns during initial and ongoing operations can ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Evolutionary data-modelling of an innovative low reflective vertical quay

    Vertical walls are commonly used as berthing structures. However, conventional vertical quays may have serious technical and environmental problems, as they reflect almost all the energy of the incident waves, thus affecting operational conditions and structural strength. These drawbacks can be overcome by the use of low reflective structures, but for some instances no theoretical equations ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Preliminary Steps for Creating an Effective Safety Management System

    The following steps are RECOMMENDED, BEFORE developing / writing a Safety Management System for almost any industry or business in the world. Fully understand the organizations documented strategies, objectives, and goals. Identify one experienced / competent Subject Matter Expert (SME’S) within each discipline of the ...

  • Empirical validation of a new heat stress index

    Thermal stress is a well-recognised health hazard in the workplace. In addition to the health deficits, working in the heat can impact significantly on the productivity of some industries which are located in harsh environments. A long-standing dilemma in OHS has been the specification of what constitutes a safe working environment. The current indices used to evaluate the environment are either ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

  • Muddy waters

    Mark Zwinderman of Surface Active Solutions, looks at the dangers involved in the cleaning and maintenance of mud tanks and associated equipment The oil industry involves many thousands of people working daily in potentially hazardous circumstances with dangerous chemicals and sophisticated engineering equipment. There has been a consistent and determined drive by the industry to reduce the ...

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