Barge Carrying No. 6 Oil Victim of Rita - Cameron, LA 2005
While transiting the Gulf of Mexico a 150k bbl barge allided with the underwater remains of an oil production platform and severely damaged the bottom of the barge, which capsized and sank. Meredith provided financial management services to the primary salvage and pollution abatement contractors on the project.
Hurricane Katrina and Rita – Gulf Coast 2005
In the aftermath of these terrible hurricanes much needed to be done to stabilize the impacted areas from the risk of oil and hazardous materials that could harm public and the environment. Meredith provided project management support in assisting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, and United States Coast Guard in their goal of making the areas safe for the public and to try and return the areas to normal as soon as possible.
School Safety and Security Assessments for Large Northeast School District
The MEREDITH team conducted Safety and Security Assessments in a large Northeast school district. Assessments consisted of physical site security assessments, including luminosity studies, extensive interviews with teachers, staff, and parents, and tabletop crisis management exercises. Out put from the assessments is to be used in future policy decisions and in the preparation of a district wide all hazards emergency response and crisis management plan.
Hazardous Materials Recovery Project, Guarida, Venezuela
Provided planning, operations/safety coordination and financial support to the project management team. This involved identification and recovery of hazardous materials buried in port area after massive floods devastated the warehouses and container marshalling yards. MEREDITH ensured site safety and operating protocols with the supporting documentation to ensure safe identification and removal of all hazardous materials, including controlled temporary storage and transport coordination under strict quality assurance guidelines. The project was completed without injury and under budget.
Natural disasters - floods and forest fires in the southeastern United States
MEREDITH provided project management support in logistics and finance to local municipalities to assist with controlling floodwaters and rebuilding dikes. In addition, we provided the documentation needed to facilitate reimbursement of costs. Our logistics management systems and personnel provided organizational support to control deployment of water trucks and heavy equipment during massive efforts to fight widespread forest fires. Our team’s documentation expertise expedited recovery.
SARA Title III Emergency Response Plan Update, Pennsylvania
MEREDITH provided the professional services to update the Sara Title III LEPC Emergency Planning information for the LEPC of a county with major petrochemical industrial presence. This project included the review and update of the facility information on Extremely Hazardous Substances and Hazardous Materials, recording the updated information in the appropriate LEPC, County and State plans and databases, and preparation of a final report and establishment of a continuing database on SARA Title III facilities for the LEPC.
Hazardous Commodity Flow Study, Pennsylvania
Conducted a defined Hazardous Commodity Flow Study in a Pennsylvania county. The study included many transportation modes such as rail, primary and secondary roads, pipeline, river, and air. The result was a Countywide report with customized Hazardous Commodity Flow Zones within the county and enhanced the emergency planning capability of all responders in the area.
TSDF Immediate Closure and Waste Disposal, Phoenix, AZ
A TSDF was immediately closed by a regulatory agency. A state approved contractor was sourced to provide immediate waste services. These services included waste characterization, inventory, transportation and disposal. MEREDITH was retained to provide the financial and documentation management support to ensure a successful and compliant closure of the facility.
Proposal to Decontaminate Anthrax Infected Building, Boca Raton, FL
A national environmental contractor requested MEREDITH to assist in the development of a proposal to decontaminate a major office building, which had been closed due to Anthrax contamination. MEREDITH provided the contractor with technical writing, planning, timelines, and coordinated the proposal development to meet the deadline imposed by the building’s owner.
National Emergency Response Contractor Evaluation for Major Petrochemical Company, Philadelphia, PA
Provided emergency response resource evaluation of emergency response contractors to ensure emergency resource preparedness for all production and distribution assets of this major oil and chemical operation. All appropriate contractors were reviewed and the resource database updated for all areas of operation. Ensured resources were realistically available to respond effectively to mitigate the assessed risk.
Develop Marine Operational Risk Assessment Program for Major USA Insurer
Developed an Operational Review protocol for a major USA-based marine insurer, which is used to document the operating policies and procedures of marine transportation and related facilities as well as their operational records to provide the basis for risk assessment and to enhance the loss prevention capability.
Risk Assessment of Marine Facility, Philadelphia, PA
At the request of a major insurer, MEREDITH was tasked with providing a risk assessment of a marine facility in the Philadelphia area. This assessment included the operating policies and procedures, design and condition of the existing facility and property, and all contingency planning standards.
Natural Gas Supplier Cleans Up Harmful Levels of Mercury, Chicago, IL
A major supplier of natural gas was under a court order to clean up mercury contamination from defective thermostats. MEREDITH provided management resources to organize the identification, documentation and cleanup of more than 1,000 residences from the harmful levels of mercury.
Litigation Support for Class Action Lawsuit over Suspected Hazardous Material Release on Mississippi River
Provided the marine and hazardous material handling expertise to assist in litigation support required to support the successful defense in a class action lawsuit, which pleaded drinking water contamination and damages to several communities from an alleged hazardous material release.
Waste Disposal Management Services for a major Cruise Line, USA
Major cruise line needed emergency waste management services during ports calls in U.S. ports. Due to serious regulatory oversight on environmental policies and actions, the client was tasked with maintaining waste management capability at several US ports over a six-month period and MEREDITH arranged the required resources and coordinated the waste handling and disposal to ensure environmental compliance.