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  • Emergency Spill Responders Find New Sources of Revenue

    Emergency spill responders have the crucial task of protecting people and the environment from hazardous waste and chemical spills.  This important service may be called upon anytime of the day at almost any location across the nation.  It is essential for safeguarding human health and the soil, water and air.    Companies that provide these services now have a critical ...

  • Emergency Spill Responders New Year’s Resolutions

    The New Year is a time to reflect looking at the past while also planning for the next year.  While most people think of New Year resolutions from an individual perspective, it equally applies to businesses.    Businesses that respond to emergency spills are no exception.  As with any business, one of the key resolutions is often finding new ways to grow the business and ...

  • 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.

  • Ethanol and gasoline mixture - classification and emergency response

    Transport Canada advises: shippers and carriers of the shipping names and UN numbers they should use in Canada for fuel mixtures of ethanol (or ethyl alcohol) and gasoline; and emergency responders on how to treat spills and fires involving these mixtures. Section 2.3 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations states that: ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Emergency Spill Responders Take Action with Ruptured Pipeline

    Earlier this month, over 115,000 gallons spilled from a ruptured fuel pipeline in Wellington, Ohio.  A football field-sized area was contaminated with toxic chemicals that included toluene, ethylbenzene and benzene.      The spill caused the evacuation of numerous residents in the area as emergency spill responders and public health officials converged on the spill.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Revenue Opportunities Surface for Emergency Spill Responders

    Last month, Legends Environmental Insurance Services introduced spill responders across the United States and Canada to their SpillConnect website.  SpillConnect partners Legends with Spill Center, a 24 hour resource for companies who handle hazardous materials, chemicals and fuel and who need access to spill response specialists.   This new program offers companies involved with ...

  • 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

  • Oil Spill Response Planning in the Pacific Northwest

    What is the rule? Chapter 173-186 of the State of Washington Administrative Code (WAC) establishes oil spill contingency plan, drill and equipment verification requirements, and provisions for inspection of records for owners and operators of railroads required to submit oil spill contingency plans under chapter 90.56 Revised Code of Washington (RCW), and for the response contractors that ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • SPC expands it’s eco-friendly initiative with new Re-Form™ eco-friendly emergency response spill kits

    Sorbent Product Company (SPC), a Brady business, announces an addition to their high-performance Re-Form™ Sorbents product line, adding Portable and Drum Spill Kits. Use less and save more with Re-Form spill kits offering 24% more absorbency and 5% savings than standard polypropylene spill kits. Currently, SPC Re-Form™ Sorbents are available in pads, rolls, and socs, and now includes Re-Form ...


    By Brady Corporation

  • U.S. EPA Serving as On-Scene Coordinator in Emergency Response to Ohio River Oil Spill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is serving as the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the emergency response to an oil spill that occurred last night when approximately 3500 gallons of diesel fuel was released into the Ohio River from Duke Energy’s Beckjord power plant. Twenty-four hour operations are underway to contain and clean up oil along a 12 mile stretch of the Ohio River ...

  • Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

    Townspeople affected by the millions of gallons of toxic waste spilled from an abandoned gold mine and now flowing through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about any long-term threats to their water supply. Colorado and New Mexico made disaster declarations for stretches of the Animas and San Juan rivers and the Navajo Nation declared an emergency as the waste spread downstream, ...


    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 ...

  • EPA Proposal Strengthens Nation’s Preparedness Level and Response to Oil Spills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend requirements under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) to improve the nation’s ability to plan for and respond to oil spills. This proposal addresses issues raised by the public, responders, government, and industry officials during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  ...

  • 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.

  • More Fire Departments Charging Fleets for Hazmat Spill Response

    Fire departments routinely respond to spills of hazardous materials and other regulated substances as part of their service – usually at no charge to the party responsible for the spill. But budgetary belt-tightening is prompting more and more fire services and other emergency responders to start charging spill generators for the cost of the response. Many states and municipalities have ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

  • Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill

    The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. The first wave of workers deployed booms in the water to corral the oil slick and placed them along the shoreline to protect ecologically sensitive habitats. Others vacuumed up oil from the site of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oregon fuel companies fined for federal oil spill prevention and response violations

    Tyree Oil Inc., Carson Oil Co., and Ferrell’s Fuel Network will pay fines and invest in facility upgrades for violating federal oil spill prevention and response rules at their Oregon facilities, according to separate settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA inspections of each facility from 2007 and 2011 found multiple violations of federal spill prevention rules and ...

  • Government report on deepwater horizon spill fails to recognize its own responsibility

    An official report released by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE, formerly MMS) and the Coast Guard puts BP, Transocean, and other contractors at the center of blame for the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. The report states that the blowout was largely a ...

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