Emergency Spill Response
No matter how perfect the planning or how careful the operations, distribution and/or processing or materials or chemicals mishaps, spills and other unplanned releases can happen. The key to reducing the severity of incidents for the environment and the client is a quick, skilled response by experienced professionals. We take environmental incidents very seriously and understand the crucial nature of this work. The Gen7 team is available 24 hours a day to respond to ecological emergencies in a professional and time sensitive manner, which mitigates damage to public health and safety and the surrounding ecosystem, and reassures regulators that the emergency is well‐in‐hand. Gen7 and our associates operate within an extensive response network which enables direct dispatch of equipment and the ability to contain spills in as little time as possible. Our clients are confident in our ability to deliver fast and professional service in spill emergencies, and our team is known to regulators as competent and reliable. We have extensive experience responding to emergency releases on highways, crown land, private land and industrial sites.
If a spill occurs in a sensitive environment, such as a wetland, watercourse or Species at Risk habitat, regulators may require a Wildlife Mitigation Plan to avoid and minimize the potential impacts of the spill and associated remediation activities on wildlife. Gen7 has the professional staff and experience designing, implementing and reporting on these plans, including communication with regulatory experts, and obtaining the necessary permits for responding to the emergency.
Emergency Spill Response services from Gen7 will include:
- Immediate, on-site response to emergencies.
- Rapid risk assessment and focused response on the protection of the identified risks.
- Deployment of containment measures.
- Characterization sampling and rush analysis to identify the source contamination, including management of laboratory to minimize unnecessary costs and to reduce analytical delays.
- Comprehensive understanding and interpretation experience of all potential applicable guidelines, including the Alberta Tier 1 and 2 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines, Environmental Quality Guidelines for Alberta Surface Waters, and Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME).
- Delineation and modelling of potential paths of contaminants dependent on release location and medium.
- Remediation as required (link to Remediation Service).