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HAZMAT Emergency Services

24-HOUR EMERGENCY HOTLINE
800.930.0011

Chemical • Fuels • Biohazards • Structural • Water-borne • Highway • Railway • Fixed Facility

Emergency response services are the foundation of our business. We perform an average of 1,500 emergency projects each year. We stabilize and clean-up most chemical and petroleum spills, land or water-borne, 24/7/365, whether originating from highway incidents, train derailments, plane crashes, at-sea oil releases, or fixed facility accidents.

Resources Ready To Respond 24/7

Our HAZMAT emergency response (ER) teams have the experience to mitigate damage while protecting client assets and the environment. Our employees place special emphasis on serving clients in need of an immediate response to a hazardous materials emergency.

We have an on-call rotation program to ensure the team responding to your emergency is fresh and available at a moment’s notice. We rotate personnel on a 7-day schedule to maintain a team consisting of (at a minimum):

  • One Response Manager
  • One Chemist
  • One Foreman
  • One Equipment Operator
  • Four Response Technicians

All are ready to immediately respond, stabilize and cleanup most any hazardous material spill. Spill Response Operations and Equipment training is provided to field personnel to gain familiarity with BELFOR Environmental-specific spill response resources, methods and client-specific requirements.

Pre-Stocked Fleet At All Times

We maintain "pre-stocked" trucks and trailers that contain sufficient equipment and materials to support a crew of recovery technicians who stabilize and cleanup most chemical and petroleum spills. We also maintain an excess of support resources and backup equipment for larger spills or for peak demands.

Vehicles are equipped with supplied air respirators, air purifying respirators, chemical pumps, generators, containment boom, instrumentation, hand tools, splash suits, disposable coveralls, chemical gloves, deluge showers/eyewash stations, 85-gallon steel and poly overpack drums, 55-gallon and 15-gallon drums, sorbent materials, poly sheeting and an array of other cleanup tools and materials.

We maintain full capability for Level A, B and C personal protection in addition to containment and recovery equipment for water- borne and land spills of petroleum or hazardous chemicals – including boats, two types of containment booms (2,000 feet), mercury and HEPA vacuums, and confined space entry equipment.

We maintain an excess of pumping capacity that includes high-volume Teflon-lined stainless steel diaphragm pumps (three-inch) for most solvents and corrosives as well as Kynar diaphragm pumps for materials incompatible with stainless steel.


INTERSTATE 25 and HIGHWAY 119
Longmont, Colorado

Approximately 2,000 gallons of fuel were released into the intersection after a gasoline tanker overturned. BELFOR Environmental crews began drilling operations on the tanker and transferred the remaining product to another tanker within 4 days. Upon completion of the transfer, excavation began for grossly contaminated soil. Approximately 2,000 cubic yards of soil was removed for disposal.

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