spill emergencies News

  • Emergency Spill Responders Connect with SpillConnect

    When emergency spill responders first heard of SpillConnect last November many were surprised to learn that the new program was being offered by an environmental insurance company.  Emergency spill responders have long relied on their insurance providers to cover problems that may occur during the course of business, but few had heard of an insurance company working hard to help to actually ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Chemical Spill Causes West Virginia Governor to Declare State of Emergency

    A chemical spill in the Elk River has contaminated over 200,000 water systems in the central and south western regions of West Virginia. Emergency rooms of the Charleston Area Medical Center have been redundantly busy with concerned individuals showing no symptoms. The restriction of water use has also affected the hospital, where alternative water cleaning ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • West Virginia government declares emergency after chemical spill

    At least 100,000 customers in nine West Virginia counties were told not to drink, bathe, cook or wash clothes using their tap water because of a chemical spill into the Elk River in Charleston, with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declaring a state of emergency Thursday for all those areas. The chemical, a foaming agent used in the coal preparation ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Officials: “Emergency Phase” of Puget Sound Energy Diesel Spill Near Crystal Mountain is Over…Long-Term Cleanup Continues

    (Seattle, Wash.) -- Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) today announced the end of the emergency phase of cleanup operations for the 18,000 gallon diesel spill discovered in early November at the PSE back-up electric generator located near the Crystal Mountain Ski Area. ...

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • EPA reminds businesses to report spills

    As business and industry officials return to their facilities in the wake of Hurricane Ike, the EPA reminds them to report spills to the National Response Center. The Center is integral to these facilities' long-established procedures in response to natural disasters like hurricanes. The Center serves as the sole point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, and biological ...

  • 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.

  • Oil spill monitoring in Western Australia

    EOMAP GmbH & Co has launched several services to support oil spill monitoring using optical satellites. The services were developed for mapping a major ecological disaster: a recent oil spill near the coast of Western Australia.   Oil, gas and condensate started seeping into the Timor Sea on 21st August from a leak 250 kilometres north of Truscott, and 690 kilometres west of ...

  • Hungarian sludge spill nears Danube

    As reported by Reuters, a toxic red sludge spill from an alumina plant in western Hungary that occurred on October 4, 2010 has reached a side branch of the Danube, a major European waterway, the spokesman for Hungary's disaster agency says. Tibor Dobson told Reuters that crews were battling to reduce the spill's alkaline content, which was still at around pH 9 -- above the normal, harmless level ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • What caused the Gulf oil spill?

    The following article was written by Thomas R. Krause, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of BST, a leading safety performance consulting firm based in Ojai, California. A failure of leadership led to the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, killing 11 workers and releasing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, senior executive leaders ...

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you