On July 25, 2010, an Enbridge Energy pipeline ruptured, releasing a reported 843,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River system. Since the spill in July 2010, MECX has provided technical support for the response effort as a subcontractor to Weston Solutions, Inc. via their U.S. EPA Region 5 Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) contract. MECX integrated into the Incident Command System to provide a diverse array of professional services including review of plans and reports, air monitoring and sampling, waste management oversight, dredging and oil recovery oversight, GIS mapping, and documentation support.
MECX, LP staff are currently providing our unique expertise in the following key areas:
- As one of three Scientific Support Coordinators, Isaac Aboulafia provides scientific advice directly to the U.S. EPA Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC).
- As an Environmental Unit Leader, Elizabeth Wessling reviews and interprets analytical data. Elizabeth also provides laboratory procedure review and oversight.
- As Situation Unit Leaders, Matthew Haak and Larry Rader complete field tours and aerial overflights, organize and maintain field metrics, and provide daily situational briefings to the FOSC and Operations Section personnel.
- As a technical specialist, Jonathan Sanders provide response documentation services.
MECX remains committed to providing our clients with quality services throughout the remaining stages of this response.
The information provided above is not necessarily endorsed by Weston Solutions, Inc. and/or the U.S. EPA.