Bakken Crude Oil Spill Guidance
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 a comprehensive guidance and training for first responders in dealing with the potential toxic and flammable hazards associated with catastrophic releases of Bakken Crude.
Additional Resources for Bakken Crude Oil Spill Guidance
Large Volume Ethanol Spill Guidance
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.