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Elastec Inland Oil Spill Workshop 2017

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Save the Date! Week of October 2, 2017

Elastec’s 5th Inland Oil Spill Workshop will be held in Carmi, Illinois and New Harmony, Indiana the week of October 2, 2017. This year’s theme is RIVER SPILL! The purpose of the workshop is for participants to experience equipment in on-water exercises and to learn inland response tactics from experienced industry experts. Our workshops appeal to new and seasoned oil spill responders, emergency service organizations and first responder firefighters.

Workshop 2017 also qualifies as an 8-hour Hazwoper refresher course. Our workshops have been sold out each year as space is limited to accommodate classroom size and safe on-water exercises. Reservations are on a first come/first served basis. We encourage pre-registration to guarantee a space.


“River Spill!”
Workshop 2017 Preliminary Program Highlights

Know Your River – Getting to a river spill can be challenging. Limited road access can slow down response time and difficult terrain can make equipment mobilization difficult. We’ll cover how to pre-determine access points, develop control points, read currents and flow patterns as well as how to select boats and response equipment for maximum performance and safety. Equipment: ATVs, UTVs, work boats, surveillance and response trailers.

Booming the River – Booms are the first line of defense in oil spill response. The Math & Science of Booming will cover boom deployment, anchoring and recovery. Equipment: Oil and Debris Booms, BoomVaneTM, Work Boats, Anchors

Collecting the Oil – Skimming techniques and the various types of oil skimmer systems available will be discussed. Equipment: Various Skimmers Types, Pumps, Power Units

Storing the Oil – Vacuum trucks and barges are not always available especially in remote spill locations. Temporary storage options will be presented along with their advantages and disadvantages. Equipment: Bladders, Temporary Tanks, Portable Vacuum Systems, DrumIt, SmartAsh

Pre-register Inland Oil Spill Workshop 2017

To be held the week of October 2nd, 2017

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