Emergency Spill Response

24-Hour Emergency Spill Response Services for virtually any type of environmental incident.

For nearly thirty years, SWS Environmental Services has been providing 24-hour, 365 days a year, emergency spill response services to transportation companies, chemical manufacturers, petroleum companies, railroads, the airline industry, ports and harbors, utilities and local, state and federal government agencies.

SWS provides hazmat response, oil spill response and other emergency spill response capabilities for a broad range of incidents including a spill of oil, fuel, chemical, or other hazardous materials resulting from vehicular accidents, derailments, aviation incidents, abandonment, natural disasters and industrial facility accidents. All hazmat response personnel have extensive training in emergency spill response, from senior level operations managers to hazardous material technicians, our personnel combine experience, knowledge and training to provide safe, effective and reliable coverage.

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On LandIn the WaterNational Response Network


On land

We have mitigation, containment and cleanup capabilities for a broad range of incidents involving discharge of petroleum products, chemicals and/or other hazardous materials resulting from vehicular accidents, derailments, aviation accidents, abandonment, natural disasters, homeland security threats, and industrial facility incidents

Operating from 30 response centers located throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas, this strategic positioning along with a vast inventory of response equipment, personnel and resources, allows us to provide clients with maximum capabilities and minimal time delays to incidents occurring throughout the Southeast and Midwest


In the Water

SWS is a U.S. Coast Guard certified Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) qualified in river/canal and inland operating environments for both facilities and vessels. Our classification matrix illustrates capabilities for COTP Zones across the Eastern United States. Response equipment is staged at all service centers including oil skimmers, containment boom, sorbent materials, motor vessels, pumps and other response equipment ready for immediate deployment. Regardless of time, weather, quantity or product, SWSES' marine-based spill response services are always available and always ready at a moments notice.

With ideally located response centers along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, the ability to pre-stage equipment and resources creates a profound effect on response times for river/canal and near shore releases. Access to over 50,000 feet of boom, high capacity oil skimmers and pumps and a national network of available supportive resources creates a tremendous ability to respond to incidents of the largest magnitude.


National Response Network

To better serve the needs of our clients with a national footprint, SWSES has implemented a new National Response Network aimed at providing single-source management for emergency spill response and recovery efforts. This network of pre-qualified response contractors throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, affords clients the opportunity to streamline their risk management by utilizing SWSES as the primary point of contact for their environmental needs.

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