Hazardous Spill News

  • New Oil Spill Response Partnership in Uganda

    New partnership between DESMI and waste management firm Epsilon Ltd. ready to reduce potential devastating oil spillage in Uganda.  The partnership was officially launched in October at the residence of the Danish Ambassador in Uganda, Mogens Pedersen with participation of representatives from both the private and public sector of Uganda. At the event, The Danish ambassador ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • What to do in the case of a Peracetic Acid spill

    Small spill: Dilute with water and mop up, or absorb with an inert dry material and place in an appropriate waste disposal container. If necessary: Neutralize the residue with a dilute solution of sodium carbonate. Large Spill: Flammable liquid, Oxidizing material, Organic peroxide. Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Stop leak if without ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Polyeco International & Lamor Merge Global Service Operations

    Polyeco International and Lamor Corporation will merge their global service divisions into Polyeco Group to form the largest world-wide environmental service provider. Polyeco Group will offer a full spectrum of services including emergency response, training, recovery, remediation and waste management services across five continents with 20 operating entities. The world-wide network Lamor has ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • BC Introduces New legislation to enable world-leading provincial spills regime

    Amendments to the Environmental Management Act (EMA), introduced today will, if passed, provide the legal foundation to establish a new, world-leading spill preparedness and response regime to address environmental emergencies in B.C. The proposed spills regime will ensure effective preparedness, response and recovery measures are in place for hazardous substance spills, from any ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • California oil spill might be larger than projected

    More than two months after oil from a ruptured pipeline fouled California beaches, documents released Wednesday disclosed that the spill might have been far larger than earlier projected. Plains All American Pipeline had estimated that the May 19 break along a corroded section of pipe near Santa Barbara released up to 101,000 gallons of ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA provides $400K to the City of Sioux Falls to advance the cleanup and revitalization of properties

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the City of Sioux Falls $400K in Brownfields grant funding to expand local efforts to assess, clean up and redevelop properties in the City’s downtown area. Today’s announcement is among 243 EPA grant investments totaling $54.3 million to 147 communities across the U.S. These grants will provide communities with funding ...

  • Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill

    The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it and empty the remainder of the line. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Hawaii Fuel Spill Response Update 2/12/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG. Status of Response ...

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Hawaii Fuel Spill Response Update 2/9/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG. Status of Response ...

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Fuel Spill Response Update 2/6/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG. NEW- Please visit EPA’s ...

  • EPA Proposes to Remove Most of Fulton, Oswego County, New York Site from Superfund List

    After cleaning up more than 10,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and approximately 9 million gallons of contaminated groundwater, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to remove a portion of the Fulton Terminals Superfund site, located in the City of Fulton, New York, from the federal Superfund list of the most contaminated hazardous waste sites. A 50-foot section of the site ...

  • EPA leads effort to contain jet fuel spill on Sand Island

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the continued cleanup of spilled jet fuel at a tank farm facility on the Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. The order requires Airport Service Group International (ASIG), the facility operator, and Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corp., the facility owner, to proceed with cleanup work that will prevent ...

  • EHS This Week: : Protecting Your Business From Severe Weather, Diesel Spill in St. Lawrence River and More!

    On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: Protecting Your Business From Severe Weather California Enforces New Workplace Safety and Health Hazard Rules Diesel Spill in St.Lawrence River Nova Scotia Department Introduces New Bill to Protect OffShore Oil & Gas ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Hazmat award CPD hours by the IFE

    The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) and Tactical Hazmat have announced that Hazmat 2015 has been awarded 11.5 hours of continuing professional development (CPD), by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). The event has been awarded an additional 1.5 hours of CPD on the previous year as a result of the extensive programme of keynote presentations and ‘hands-on’ workshops. ...

  • Texas Company to Pay $1.6M for Oil Spill Violations

    Superior Crude Gathering Inc. (Superior Crude) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at Superior’s oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Under the consent decree lodged today in federal court, Superior will pay ...

  • U. S., Mexico Conduct Joint Emergency Response Exercise

    Tomorrow, federal, state, and local emergency response agencies from the United States and Mexico will conduct a binational, hazardous substance emergency response exercise as part of the U.S.- Mexico Joint Contingency Plan. The exercise will take place near the Ysleta/Zaragoza Port of Entry, Mexico side, from 10 - 11 a.m. The exercise will enhance response techniques in the event of a spill or ...

  • Using An Absorbent Product? Don’t Forget Your Spill Control Tools!

    At SpillFix we believe in using products that meet several important criteria. In our view, an absorbent product must be non-hazardous to worker’s health, must be environmentally friendly, and must provide a fast-response solution for a range of potential spills in the work setting. We’ve designed our SpillFix absorbent product specifically to meet those needs and ensure that any ...

  • The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder

    The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder Accidental releases of industrial products lead to fires, explosions, and death. Famous ones make the news. But in an average year, there are 34,000 hazmat incidents in the US, which makes this a very prevalent hazard across a variety of industries and job sites. More than half are spills of fewer than 10 gallons. The wrong handling of ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • EPA, Coast Guard to clean up millions of gallons of hazardous liquids and sludge from Samoa Pulp site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard today announced the agencies will begin removing millions of gallons of hazardous materials and toxic sludge from the former Samoa Pulp Mill site in Samoa, Calif. as part of a joint cleanup effort. EPA Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-2), ...

  • 1 month after spill, West Virginians wary of water

    More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia's biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen. This is Maddox's new routine three times a week, what she considers a necessary burden to feel safe drinking water, cooking with it and making ...


    By Associated Press

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