SWS Environmental Services Exhibiting at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Railroad Environment Conference

SWS Environmental Services Exhibiting at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Railroad Environment Conference

SWS Environmental Services (SWSES), a leading environmental services company will be exhibiting at the 16th Annual Railroad Environment Conference.

Cincinnati, OH, October 16, 2014 - SWS Environmental Services will be exhibiting at booth number 15 for the 16th Annual Railroad Environmental Conference hosted at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on October 28-29, 2014. SWSES conference attendees on hand will be Vice President of Field Operations, Jim Nardozzi and Ohio Account Manager, John Copus. The team will be on hand greeting clients, answering questions, and discussing the railroad industry's environmental programs.

One of the hottest topics right now related to the rail and pipeline industry is the fact that oil is being moved at greater and greater volumes throughout the U.S. and Canada by way of railroads and pipelines. Recent issues with large scale spills from derailments and pipeline explosions bring about a necessity to have emergency response at the highest level of preparation for all organizations. A prime example occurred in Eastern Canada close to the U.S. border last year.

In July of 2013, SWSES worked with Meredith Management Group in a 72-car freight train derailment in Quebec, Canada. Each car contained approximately 30,000 gallons of Bakken Crude Oil. Ultimately, 68 of the 72 cars containing the crude oil had derailed. Although much of the oil burned, thousands of gallons were released into the underground sewage and drainage systems throughout the city. In addition, an estimated 26,000 gallons spilled into the Chaudière River traveling almost 50 miles to the Town of St. Georges Dam.

Senior Vice President of Remedial Services, Bucky Thompson, finds it highly important to be involved with all levels of personnel, leaders and organizations involved in the railroad environmental industry. "Attending the Illinois Railroad Conference has provided SWSES with the unique opportunity to meet and discuss relevant environmental issues among a wide array of industry leaders. Being able to meet and hold one-on-one discussions with  numerous consulting and engineering firms, industry leaders, and state and federal regulators makes the RREC-2014 a 'must attend' conference for anyone wanting to build relationships in the rail industry," Thompson said of SWSES attending this year's conference in Illinois.

About SWSES:

SWSES is one of the largest, most diverse, and strategically positioned environmental services companies in the United States. Currently operating from 29 locations across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas, our service centers are equipped and ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether it's an emergency spill response, industrial services need, hazardous or non-hazardous waste issue, or complex remediation project, contact us at the location nearest you. 24-Hour Emergency Response: 877.742.4215

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