Our Response Capabilities in Practice
Perhaps no project better illustrates CTEH’s ability to respond swiftly than the unfortunate events of April 2010. CTEH staffed over 1,250 professionals related to the MC252 Release in the Gulf of Mexico. Our experts and staff provided environmental sampling support throughout the coastal and offshore waters of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. CTEH environmental scientists were responsible for the collection of representative tarball samples for comparative forensic fingerprinting, as well as, response samples of soil, sediment, and water for constituents indicative of hydrocarbons and chemical dispersants. Other CTEH scientists were responsible for the collection of fixed station and mobile air samples to demonstrate the protection of communities potentially effected.