Throughout the winter, Clean Harbors helped people, businesses and the government in seasonal clean-up across the United States and Canada. After what was a seemingly endless winter, here are just some of the stories:
Nor'easter downs transformers
Clean Harbors responded to a Massachusetts wharf where a lobsterman was trapped by power lines downed by a March 13 blizzard. Following the rescue, crews cleaned up oil spilled from the lines' destroyed transformers.
Sailing Center sinking
The same March blizzard caused a sailing building on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., to begin sinking. Clean Harbors crews responded to the restoration effort to protect the river from any potential pollutants. Read full article
Diesel spill following tanker crash
Clean Harbors responded to a crash in Maine on March 15 in which a fuel tanker driver hit a snowy shoulder, crashed and spilled approximately 800 gallons of diesel.
Clean Harbors workers spent a frigid weak in January on decontamination, vacuum and other jobs after a massive main break on Nantucket that discharges more than 2 million gallons of sewage into the harbor and onto public streets. Extreme cold was speculated as a contributing factor.
For five days in April, Clean Harbors, with Santa Barbara County, Calif., officials, offered free household hazard waste curbside pickup for residents affected by a Jan. 9 mudslide that caused extensive property damage in the area and lead to more than 10,000 pounds of collected waste.
Oil spill in river
In March, Clean Harbors crews worked at the McKenzie River in Oregon helping to contain an oil spill from a paper plant.
Cape Cod oil spill
Clean Harbors deployed booms and absorbent pads in Great Harbor off of Woods Hole in Cape Cod on Jan. 21 to contain a mystery oil spill.
Pipe issues in government building
Clean Harbors crews worked at a state government building on March 16, cleaning up from a burst pipe.
Clean Harbors aided in a mission to inspect a sunken tugboat off the coast of a Maine in late February.