03-18-2011 04:50 PM CET - Industry, Real Estate & Construction

SLR completes Oil Spill Waste Processing Guide

Press release from: SLR Consulting

Environmental firm SLR Consulting has developed a guide to the processing of waste arising from a potential clean-up of sections of UK shoreline which could be affected by marine oil spills.
The project, for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, covers all aspects of the planning and development of appropriate strategies to process the oily waste generated in such incidents. It is intended to assist Local Authority Contingency Planners and clean up teams in pre and post incident planning ahead of any such disaster occurring.
The contingency planning guide has been separated into four sections, Local Authority Guidance, Pre-incident Planning, Post-incident Planning and Data and Information. The data and information section contains references to all of the UK facilities which are permitted to process oil spill waste, various other possible outlets for the oil spill waste to be re used, such as cement manufacturers and power stations and information on a selection of suitable treatment equipment.
The current documents are seen as the first stage in the development of a comprehensive guide and decision-making tool.
SLR Consulting Head of Process Engineering, Stuart Metcalf, who had overall responsibility for the project said: “The events in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year demonstrate how important it is to have contingency plans in place that not only cover disaster management but address how to deal with processing the spilled material.
“We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to produce such a nationally important guide and hope to be able to continue our involvement in its future development.”
For further information visit http://www.slrconsulting.com/news_stories

SLR is an international environmental consultancy, based near Oxford in the UK, with almost 900 employees working from 63 offices in the Europe, North America, Australasia, and Africa. SLR is one of a very small number of truly international specialist environmental consultancies.

SLR Consulting Ltd
7 Wornal Park
Menmarsh Road
Buckinghamshire HP18 9PH

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