Recovery Services in Practice
In 2013, following a train derailment, CTEH conducted the initial impact assessments, performed aerial overflights, collected baseline samples, tracked assets in/out of the area to minimize exposures, accurately tracked contractor cleanup costs, and documented chemical concentrations in air, water, and soil in and around the derailment site. This was to obtain actionable, reproducible, and defensible data to minimize the potential liabilities of a shortline railroad client. CTEH was there to assist with everything from the initial response, through post-incident investigation, into subsequent remediation. Our goal is to help each stakeholder affected reduce the time it takes to restore safe operations, while helping to restore the environment to pre-incident conditions.