Department of Environmental Protection emergency responders joined their counterparts from the Fish and Boat Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Montgomery County on May 21 for oil containment training on the Schuylkill River in Upper Providence Township.
The training involves deploying booms to direct and contain any potential oil spills that might occur. A significant amount of Bakken Crude oil is shipped by rail through Montgomery County. This is just one step in an ongoing process of training and planning for a potential spill.The training is the latest of numerous activities conducted by local agencies in partnership with federal, state, and private industry partners, to improve oil response capabilities.
(Reprinted from the May 28 DEP News. Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)