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  • Transportation Spill Emergencies Subject of Free New White Paper

    A transportation accident or emergency release requiring environmental cleanup requires fast action to contain the spill generator's costs and limit potential liability. Shippers and transporters who are not adequately prepared to handle spill emergencies quickly and comply with all reporting requirements can end up with major expenses for cleanup and disposal services, liability issues and steep ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • IPI now offers comprehensive selection of industrial spill control kits

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions now offers a broad range of industrial spill control kits that allow for an immediate response to any kind of emergency spill situation.  IPI has increased its line of quality universal Spill Kits which combine the very best absorbents, ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • U.S. Coast Guard calls on TEEX for oil spill control training

    Date: April 5, 2012 COLLEGE STATION - TEEX will train as many as 450 members of the U.S. Coast Guard in Coastal Oil Spill Operations through a five-year USCG contract. Those scheduled to attend the training include members of the three U.S. Coast Guard Strike Teams, which would respond to an oil spill incident: the Gulf Strike Team, the Pacific Strike Team and the Atlantic Strike Team. The ...

  • Details Emerge on the American Power Act

    The long-awaited US climate bill ("the American Power Act") is set to be formally unveiled today by its key proponents in the U.S. Senate (Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman) , with a last ditch effort the Obama administration urging quick passage of the controversial legislation this year. At the heart of the new bill is a binding commitment to cut US carbon emissions by 17 per cent on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Spill Center Opens Kenya Branch for Spill Response in East Africa

    Spill Center, a North American leader in support services for companies involved in accidental spills of hazardous materials, fuel and other regulated substances, has opened a branch in Nairobi, Kenya, to serve clients in East Africa. Founded in Massachusetts over 20 years ago, Spill Center provides clients ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

  • SEACOR Response and Pollution Control Equipment Ltd Form Alliance for Provision of Oil Spill Response in Uganda

    SEACOR Response, a global leader in emergency preparedness and response solutions, and Pollution Control Equipment Ltd (PCE), a local provider of pollution services and equipment, announced today that they have formed an alliance to provide a broad range of oil spill preparedness and response solutions to support the developing oil and gas sector in Uganda. "SEACOR Response has seen considerable ...

  • Medford, Mass. Company Settles with EPA for Oil Spill

    Erickson Fuel Company, Inc., a Medford, Mass. oil distributor, has agreed to pay a penalty of $14,500 to settle EPA claims regarding a January 2014 oil spill, and Erickson’s failure to prepare an oil spill prevention plan. The January 2014 oil spill originated from a parked diesel fuel delivery truck and ultimately caused oil to be released to Winter Brook, which flows into the Mystic ...

  • Raging Floodwaters Cause Kansas Refinery Oil Spill

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas, July 3, 2007 (ENS) - Emergency management officials are trying to contain damage from an oil refinery spill in Coffeyville, Kansas that occurred over the weekend when raging floodwaters breached a levee Sunday as heavy rains swept the southeastern section of the state. At the Coffeyville Resources Refinery more than 42,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the overflowing ...

  • English water company prosecuted for sewage spill

    South West Water has been ordered to pay GBP 11,875 in fines and costs after sewage overflowed from a North Devon pumping station into a tributary of the River Taw. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. An Agency officer visited Landkey Pumping Station near Barnstaple on August 27, 2007 to investigate a reported pollution incident. On arrival he saw screened sewage discharging from the ...

  • Another Greka oil spill fouls California creek

    More than 25,000 gallons of crude oil was spilled near Buellton, California on Saturday, but the spill was not even discovered until 13 hours after it started, according to a report on the incident issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Overfilling of a produced wastewater tank caused the spill on the Greka Energy Zaca Lease. The oil and produced water spilled into the ...

  • 2nd chemical entered water in West Virgina spill

    A second chemical was released during a spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians, state officials said Wednesday, though the newly identified substance appears to be less toxic than the coal-cleaning agent already known to have leaked. State officials sharply criticized the company at the center of the Jan. 9 spill for ...


    By Associated Press

  • Meriden Conn. Company will provide emergency response equipment to settle environmental concerns

    The Miller Company, Inc. of Meriden, Conn. has agreed to spend $25,000 to purchase and provide emergency response equipment for the Meriden Fire Department under a settlement with EPA for claims that the company violated the Clean Water Act and federal regulations designed to prevent oil spills from reaching waterways. The “supplemental environmental project” will improve the fire ...

  • Eaton`s Mass Notification System Enhances Emergency Communications for MillerCoors Brewery

    Power management company Eaton announced it has been selected by MillerCoors to provide an integrated emergency communications solution for the company's mega brewery in Fort Worth, Texas. MillerCoors has deployed Eaton's ALERiTY® mass notification platform to enhance emergency communications capabilities at the brewer's 150-acre facility, which has more than 700 employees. "A facility of ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Claremont, N.H. Auto Dealer Settles with EPA for Oil Spill

    Howe Motors Inc., a Claremont, N.H. auto dealer, has agreed to pay a penalty of $17,500 to settle EPA claims regarding a January 2014 oil spill, and inadequacies in Howe’s oil spill prevention plan. The Jan. 2014 oil spill originated from tanks stored at the Howe Motors dealership, when a small quantity of oil was released to an unnamed stream that leads to the Sugar River. Additionally, in ...

  • Yakima fuel distributor violated oil spill prevention and response safety rules

    Wondrack Distributing, Inc. violated federal oil spill prevention and response rules at its Yakima, Washington fuel distribution facility, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA found multiple violations of Clean Water Act spill prevention rules and spill response requirements at the facility. “Companies that store large amounts of fuel must be prepared ...

  • Stop pipe line spills with Wrap Seal from SynTherm

    SynTherm introduces Wrap Seal on the european market.Wrap Seal is quick repair kit for pipe line leaks.Wrap Seal is a fiberglass tape coated with polyurethane resin which reacts with water to cure.Wrap Seal can be used for routine or emergency leak repair, hazardous material spill control, structural reinforcement, sealing joints, rebuilding thinning pipe walls, corrosion control, abrasion ...


    By SynTherm

  • Idaho oil distributor pays $15,000 penalty for inadequate spill prevention measures

    Kimble Oil, Inc. agreed to pay a $15,000 fine for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its oil storage and distribution facility in Challis, Idaho under an order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. During an August 2009 inspection of the facility, inspectors noted several violations of Clean Water Act regulations including: The failure to prepare an adequate spill ...

  • ChemiGreen’s Dock-Plug Spill Protection System, received $150,000 grant

    Toronto, Ontario – June 29th   2010.  ChemiGreen Inc., the developer and manufacturer of the WI-Plug Wireless Spill Containment System is pleased to announce that it had received a grant of $150,000 from IRAP as a contribution towards the development of its new product, the Dock-Plug, Spill Protection System.   The Dock ...


    By ChemiGreen Inc.

  • EPA Settlement Yields Improved Ability for Nantucket Company to Respond to Oil Spills

    Harbor Fuel, a facility that stores large amounts of fuel on Nantucket, has improved the facility’s oil spill prevention techniques and will acquire an emergency response spill trailer and other equipment/supplies that will help protect Nantucket’s unique and vulnerable environment from oil spills, under the terms of a settlement with EPA for allegedly failing to adequately prepare ...

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