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Setting Standards, Managing Risks

Projects

Emergency Response

Environmental Remediation and Construction

Industrial Services

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita


Various Locations in Louisiana

Confidential

USEPA ERRS Region 6 and Confidential Client

Within the first 24 hours of the initial incident, ER provided 80% of the initial response effort during the first phase. As the cleanup effort progressed, ER provided 12 Response Managers and 376 total field personnel in response to this catastrophic event.

ER responders arrived in New Orleans within 24 hours of the breaching of the levees with 39 personnel, 13 boats, tanker (fuel) truck, phones, radios, tents, sleeping bags, a refrigerated trailer and a one week supply of food. The ER team immediately began to provide support to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) in search and rescue efforts. All ER company-owned boats on scene were utilized to assist in the rescue of more than 800 flood victims.

ER worked with the Federal On-Scene Coordinators (FOSC) to establish staging areas for equipment and personnel. At the completion of search / rescue operations, ER coordinated with the USEPA technical assistance contractor to sample orphaned containers and potentially contaminated areas.

ER established and managed daily operations of the EPA Base Camp, including housing 450 contractor staff and providing bedding, showers, food and sanitary facilities. ER also managed the camp and directed subcontractors providing security, catering and camp maintenance.

As part of the recovery effort, ER crews collected white goods (WG), electronics and household hazardous waste (HHW), assuming control of the collection, categorization and segregation of HHW in six Louisiana parishes.