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Clean Harbors Opens Response Center in New Iberia - Offers quick response to industrial and petrochemical emergencies


Source: Clean Harbors

NEW IBERIA, LA – December 7, 2010 – Clean Harbors, the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America, today announced that it has based a regional response center here to respond to environmental emergencies throughout the Gulf Coast region. The new facility also augments the company’s natural disaster response and logistical support services for the region, as well as supports existing field services locations in Louisiana and Texas.

The response center is a staging area and warehouse for resources and supplies that enables Clean Harbors personnel to quickly respond to land-based and off-shore spills and emergencies at industrial and chemical facilities, as well as petroleum drilling, refining, storage and transportation facilities.

Staged for Immediate Deployment

The Clean Harbors New Iberia facility houses self-contained skimming watercraft of up to 30 ft. in length, various response boats and landing craft, shallow water skimmers, and containment boom. Supply and tanker trucks, personal protective equipment, mobile communications equipment and other response assets are also kept at the ready. All equipment, including watercraft, and supplies are stored on trailers, trucks or packaged for immediate deployment anywhere in the Gulf.

“Clean Harbors routinely responds to environmental emergencies across the nation,” said Scott Metzger, Clean Harbors Senior Vice President, Site Services. “We have tremendous experience and a substantial customer base in the Gulf region. New Iberia gives us the ability to respond much more quickly to natural and industrial emergencies anywhere in the region with the equipment, supplies and experienced personnel to minimize the environmental impacts of hazardous spills.”

The New Iberia response center joins Clean Harbors’ extensive network of service centers that provide local cleanup capabilities throughout North America. All Clean Harbors response resources are available to its customers through a national call center at l.800.OIL.TANK (1.800.645.8265).

About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors is North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services serving over 50,000 customers, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has more than 175 locations, including over 50 waste management facilities throughout North America in 36 U.S. states, seven Canadian provinces, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The Company also operates international locations in Bulgaria, China, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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