Irma causes one of the largest disaster power outages in the nation

15 September 2017 / Enviro Matters
Scrambling utility workers restored power for more than 2 million Florida customers on Tuesday, but that left nearly 5 million households still in the dark after Hurricane Irma, including more than 834,000 in Tampa Bay. more >

Tank failures in Harvey reveal vulnerabilities in storm

15 September 2017 / Enviro Matters
More than two dozen storage tanks holding crude oil, gasoline and other contaminants failed when Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, spilling at least 145,000 gallons (548,868 liters) of fuel and spewing toxic pollutants into the air. more >

Hydrogen Flouride Emergency Response – SWS Environmental Services Presents

15 September 2017 / Enviro Matters
It’s a slow day at the station when a call comes in for a hazardous materials spill at a commercial car wash. Dispatch advises the caller reported the spilled hazmat is corrosive, but they did not give a chemical name. more >

Hurricane & Flood Disaster Response Teams Available | IRMA & HARVEY

27 August 2017 / Enviro Matters
We have 24 Hour experienced local response teams and equipment ready to assist. SWS has over 30 years of experience responding to storms including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike. more >

New study details economic impact of U.S. waterways industry

24 July 2017 / Enviro Matters
JULY 24, 2017 – The American Waterways Operators has released a new study that documents the contribution that the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry makes to the U.S. economy. more >

One tug sinks another raised

12 July 2017 / Enviro Matters
Nine people were evacuated when tug Eric Haney sank in the upper Mississippi River in North America. Diesel from the tug discharged into the river but SWS Environmental Services contained the spill using booms. more >

10 ways the transportation industry has Tennessee on a roll

20 June 2017 / Enviro Matters
Tennessee is all about transportation. Let’s count the ways: The state is blessed with a geographic location that places it. more >

2017 Utility Customer Study: Evaluating the reliability of utility providers

06 June 2017 / Enviro Matters
When a US customer turns on a light switch, ‘99.98’ times out of 100, it will turn on. However, if. more >

The origins of the circular economy

06 June 2017 / Enviro Matters
The following is an edited excerpt from "The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows" by Ken Webster (Ellen MacArthur Foundation,. more >


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