Preparing for an Environmental Disaster

The 2023 East Palestine train derailment took place on February 3, at 8:55 p.m. local time. The train, full of hazardous materials, burned for over two days before emergency crews conducted a controlled burn, releasing hydrogen chloride and phosgene gas. Residents within a one-mile radius had to be evacuated, and the cleanup was still ongoing weeks later. 

Roadside incidents, on the other hand, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), have risen by 10,000 in the last ten years. 

Roadside spills, contaminated materials, pipeline incidents, natural disasters, biohazards… When you work with hazardous materials, you’re always preparing for the worst. That’s how you keep everyone safe, including the environment and your bottom line. But what about when the worst happens? That’s when you want help you can trust. 

The best time to pick an emergency response partner is any time before a disaster such as a train derailment. Let’s look at the possibilities and how our 24/7 emergency response services can help you when you need them most.

Roadside Chemical and Cargo Spills

With a roadside spill, you’re looking for a partner who can quickly swing into action for decontamination, remediation, and/or confined space rescues. The hazardous spill response and hazmat cleanup services at TAS Environmental are recognized among the best in the country. We work with industrial companies and regulatory agencies dedicated to safe transportation and disposal.

Pipeline Incidents

Pipeline spills, leaks, and ruptures call for a special ready response, quick assessment, and cleanup. You want to stay in control of your environmental management and in full compliance with regulatory agencies, of course. You’ll also need a partner that’s highly experienced in PR and emergency event management. From planning to containment and eventual remediation, TAS Environmental has you covered. We’re a permitted Oil Spill Response Organization (OSRO) and have been fully vetted by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Biohazard Disasters

Biological and biohazardous cleanups can happen on any scale, from wide-open spaces to smaller confined ones. TAS Environmental projects include clean-up and restoration for vehicles, including ambulances. We support and can remediate any hazmat in retail or industrial facilities, even restrooms and crime scenes. No matter what’s gone wrong or where we can help you make sure your biohazard problem doesn’t get out of control.

Natural Disaster Cleanup

Not every disaster, chemical spill, or hazard is due to human error. Our response team are experts in natural disasters and can minimize their long-term damage. We specialize in natural disaster cleanup and can get your home or town back to working order quickly. You never know when a natural disaster will strike, so it’s good to be prepared with an environmental response partner now.

EPA and DOT Regulated Emergencies

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation both require a level of compliance and responsibility when handling, shipping, or disposing of hazardous materials. TAS Environmental Services can assist with compliance, both in routine procedures and in the case of emergencies. Partner with us today for a full safety protocol that will set your mind at ease.

Your Partner in Safety: TAS Environmental Services 

When you deal in hazardous materials and cargo, you need dependable, lightning-quick service to keep your problem from spreading. You need a partner with the know-how and experience to get the job done quickly and without a lot of hassle or noise. We offer 24/7 aid during oil and chemical spills and natural disasters. We are subject matter experts in hazardous waste and materials and can manage your needs in full compliance with all regulatory standards, from OSHA to the Certified Federal Register. Please reach out today to see what we can do for you.