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  • Oil Spill Gulf of Mexico: Portable Tanks To Contain And Store Hazardous Spill Equipment And Recovered Oil In Stock And Ready To Ship

    Sebastian, FL, April 30, 2010 – Portable Tank Group, Inc., located in Florida, USA, has ready to ship and in stock multiple sizes of folding frame containment pools, also known as oil spill response frame tanks, ...

  • TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness Training Series Explains Perils of Hazardous Materials

    Even with the best prevention methods in place, incidents involving hazardous materials are bound to happen. Understanding the nature of hazardous materials – and how to respond to various types of incidents – will help you quickly manage a dangerous situation and minimize damage. TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness is a ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Oil Spill Emulsification Predictions

    Predicting facets of oil behavior is an essential component of understanding the nature of a particular oil spill. One such behavior is emulsification, when oil picks up water and retains it for a period of time. A proposed new ASTM standard, WK41247, Test Method for the Evaluation of the Stability of Water-in-Oil Mixtures ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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)

  • Coal Ash Spill

    (CNN) -- The coal ash poured out of a broken pipe into the Dan River, turning water into dark muck. It took nearly a week to stem the spill, which sent millions of gallons of sludge from a retired power plant into a river that supplies drinking water to communities in North Carolina and neighboring Virginia. Workers stopped the ...


    By RCBC Global Inc

  • 21st Mining Safety Must Address Spill Risk And Spill Safety

    According to miningsafety.co.za “Mining operations generate hazardous waste, transport and store petroleum products and other hazardous materials, and by law mining companies are required to prepare spill control and cleanup procedures and plans.” This means that mining sites must by law go through the same preparation procedures that other sites that may face a fuel or ...

  • 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.

  • EnviroScience Opens Nashville Office and Expands Capabilities into Hazardous Materials and Ecological Damage Assessments

    EnviroScience, Inc. has opened a Nashville, Tennessee office and has hired local employees with extensive chemistry and toxicology backgrounds.  The new office will bring additional capabilities of ecological damage assessments and HAZMAT cleanup solutions to the business.  In addition, the office is expected to greatly expand EnviroScience's key business area of biological monitoring ...


    By EnviroScience, Inc.

  • U.S. EPA, DoD Northern Command Providing Hazardous Material Response Equipment to Border Towns

    The equipment was transferred at a ceremony in Nogales, Sonora on November 7, 2012. The mayor of the city, representatives of the U.S. and Mexico Consulates, Mexico’s Federal Environmental Enforcement Agency (PROFEPA), Mexico federal and state police, and the recipient fire departments were in attendance. A showcase of the equipment followed the ceremony. “This hazmat gear is ...

  • Military hazardous material storage solutions feature fast set-up and flexibility in relocating as needed

    Military hazardous material storage units from SAFETY STORAGE Inc. are designed to meet the fast setup and frequent relocations required by military operations. Compact, easy to ship, easy to set up, pre-fabricated SAFETY STORAGE buildings provide security and protection for storing chemicals, oil, gas, corrosive or flammable liquids, paint storage, battery rooms, hazardous household waste, ...


    By Safety Storage, Inc.

  • Evidence locker offers space-saving design and versatility for safe outdoor storage and management of flammable, toxic and hazardous chemicals and materials

    Compact, space-saving pre-fabricated evidence storage lockers from SAFETY STORAGE meet evidence storage and containment needs for police, fire, military, homeland security, coast guard, forensic laboratories and government agencies. The durable, weather-resistant outdoor SAFETY STORAGE units extend storage capacity for managing flammable and combustible chemicals and toxic and hazardous ...


    By Safety Storage, Inc.

  • Hose Bridge for Spill Containment Berms

    POL Systems, Magnolia, Arkansas announces the release of its Hose Bridge for use in the Oil & Gas Industries.   The Hose Bridge is a patent pending design for use with Spill Containment Berms with 12” side walls.    Spill Berms are used for secondary containment of hazardous materials.  The Spill Berms are commonly used with frac ...


    By POL Systems, LLC

  • 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.

  • Environment Agency calls for better management of construction spills

    A new construction industry report has been published by the Environment Agency in partnership with the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) on construction spills, guidance on how to prevent spills and who should take responsibility – the contractor or developer. It is available today by registering on the BSIF website ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gas line spills 25K gallons on Montana reservation

    A Phillips 66 pipeline with a record of prior accidents spilled an estimated 25,000 gallons of gasoline in a remote area outside a small town on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, but no public health problems were anticipated, federal officials said Friday. A representative of the Houston-based oil refinery and chemical company said the amount of leaked gas likely was less than initially ...


    By Associated Press

  • Source of Mystery Mercury Spill in Arizona Remains Unknown

    On March 31st, the El Mirage Fire Department released a news bulletin about a mercury spill at a bank-owned home in the town.  Fire crews from El Mirage and hazardous materials teams from the nearby towns of Peoria and Surprise responded to the scene.  It is not known how a quantity of greater than one pound of mercury was spilled at the vacant home. Anyone with information concerning ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lightning may be cause of ND oil spill

    A lightning strike may have caused a pipeline rupture that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil in a North Dakota wheat field, federal regulators said in a report issued Thursday. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said a preliminary investigation of the Tesoro Corp. pipeline break ...


    By Associated Press

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