EPA Emergency Response Overview

Rapid & Emergency Planning/Response - Air monitoring (near release as well as perimeter), documentation and confirmation of clean-up activities, etc.

Project Overview

Description

Weston has been a national leader in large-scale emergency response services across the country for the EPA since the 1980s, including providing technical assistance at incidents where actions are organized under the Incident Command System. Under the EPA START contracts we hold across the country, we respond within 2 hours of notification on a 24/7 basis and provide an overall on-scene assessment of the situation, air monitoring (near release as well as perimeter), multi-media sampling to determine extent of environmental impact, documentation and confirmation of clean-up activities, and overall summary report of activities. We have responded to events from small oil and chemical spills to more significant events such as train derailments, chemical plant explosions, landfill and major wildfires, radioactive and biological emergencies, terrorist actions, and other major disasters such as hurricanes. Weston has responded to a wide range of events totaling over 3000 incidences, including the following:

  • Oil spills/releases from pipelines and oil wells
  • Chemical releases, fires, and explosions
  • Mercury spills at residential properties and schools
  • Train derailments and jet plane crashes
  • Vehicle accidents involving releases from tanker trucks
  • Landfill fires

Weston has also responded to numerous events of national significance, including the following:

  • 9/11 Terrorist Attack
  • Capital anthrax release
  • Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
  • Hurricanes (Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, Ike, Sandy, Harvey, Irma/Maria)
  • Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • Marshall, Michigan oil spill
  • California and Oregon wildfires
  • Hawaii volcano eruptions

Weston has also supported numerous preparedness events for the EPA including Super Bowls; World Series and MLB All-Star games; NBA games; and NASCAR events. Weston continues to be in a constant state of readiness to support the EPA at virtually all types of events.