Hazards Associated with Crude Oil Spills
Release Date: 1/21/2015
Get the Brief and Protect Yourself Today!!! Thank you for your interest in our expert brief titled ‘Hazards Associated with Crude Oil Spills’ prepared by the engineers at AristaTek, Inc. Our company was founded by experts in the fields of chemistry and hazardous materials, and we have been developing software solutions and expert commentary for responders and planners dealing with hazardous materials for nearly 20 years. This brief was prepared as a follow up to our first technical brief regarding crude oil smoke hazards a year ago. Analysis of hazards for that brief as well as our newest brief was done utilizing our flagship software, PEAC-WMD.
According to the American Association of Railroads, there were 362,000 carloads of crude oil shipped in the first three quarters of 2014. This amount is twice that of the same time period only two short years ago in 2012. Several high-profile accidents in 2013 highlighted the inherent dangers this substance can present to communities. As a result, many states have conducted recent surveys of their response capabilities for accidents involving spilled crude and have found their responders largely unprepared for a large accident involving the substance. This brief is an attempt to provide a useful but free resource for planners and responders trying to prepare for an accident involving crude oil.
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PLEASE NOTE: This brief is not available for immediate download. While it helps address questions regarding Crude Oil incidents, communities face many other threats from hazardous materials and WMD. This brief will be delivered in conjunction with an online presentation given by a member of the AristaTek team. A member of the AristaTek team will contact you to set up this meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to add context to the brief and also demonstrate how PEAC-WMD, our flagship product, may be used to help model the public safety consequences of other chemical, explosive, and radiological hazards in your community. After the online meeting, the brief will be delivered to you via email in a PDF format.