Bakken crude oil spill guidance

Bakken Crude Oil Spills - Response Options and Environmental Impacts  pdf format of Bakken Crude Oil Spills: Options and Impacts
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North America has experienced a dramatic increase in the overall volume of domestic crude oil transported via rail. MassDEP  through our contractor CB&I Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., has developed this comprehensive guidance and training for first responders in dealing with the potential toxic and flammable hazards associated with catastrophic releases of Bakken Crude.

Additional Bakken crude oil information

Chronology of US DOT Actions on Safe Transportation of Flammable Liquids by Rail

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Common Carrier Obligation of Railroads-Transportation of Hazardous Materials

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Final Emergency Order on Transport of Bakken Crude Oil


Large volume ethanol spill guidance

Large Volume Ethanol Spills- Environmental Impacts and Response Options  pdf format of Large Volume Ethanol Spills
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As a result of concerns related to the increased prevalence of train transport of ethanol, and the potential magnitude of spills,MassDEP, through our scientific support contractor Shaw Environmental I Infrastructure Group, has developed a comprehensive large volume ethanol spill guidance document.   This guidance contains information on the environmental impacts and emergency response techniques for ethanol and ethanol blend fuels.

Additional ethanol related information

FY2015 Budget Section 240 – Ethanol Transport Licenses

MassDOT - Report on the Safety Impacts of Ethanol Transportation by Rail


MassDFS – Training slides on ethanol pdf format of 266 Ethanol for 1st Responders.pdf
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