Train Derailment Services
Trains are the safest and most cost-effective method of transportation for many goods, including hazardous materials. And because rail accidents and train derailments are few, trains can move more materials with reduced emissions at a lower cost than would be reasonable to move by truck. In fact, one railcar can transport a load equivalent to that of four semi-trucks! Add in 100 railcars to an engine and you’re essentially moving the load of 400 semi-trucks.
With such large loads, it’s important to minimize track-related issues, equipment failures, and human error to ensure railcars are siting correctly on the track as a train derailment can cause environmental impacts, physical damage, and economic impacts to the train and the community in which the derailment occurs.
What to Do When You Experience a Train Derailment
Stop and call your local authorities. Engage an environmental remediation company skilled in both train derailment services and hazardous waste management. EnviroServe specializes in hazardous materials cleanup, transportation, and disposal, and our team can help you navigate the regulations and processes needed with 24/7 emergency response.
What to Do When You Experience a Non-Accidental Release (NAR)
A Non-Accidental Release (NAR) — the unintentional release of hazardous materials while in transportation, including loading and unloading while in railroad possession, that is not caused by a derailment, collisions, or other rail-related accidents — can also cause significant damage. NARs consist of leaks, splashes, and other releases from improperly secured or defective valves, fittings, and tank shells and also include venting of non-atmospheric gases from safety relief devices.
If you experience an NAR, contact EnviroServe immediately for 24/7 emergency response. Our team will respond quickly to help minimize environmental impact.
Our Train Derailment and NAR Cleanup Services
Our Response Time
We have operations located around the continental U.S. ready to respond to train derailments and NARs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What We Repair
We are a start-to-finish emergency response operation that allows your team to get back up and rolling. We specialize in car repair (loaded or empty) and gasket replacement. We also specialize in vapor management, waste management, and the cleaning of hazardous and non-hazardous spills.
Rail Services We Offer
EnviroServe has the equipment and training to help reduce costs and increase efficiency when remediating NARs and train derailments. We can:
- Deploy mobile tank cleaning & flare service units
- Repair equipment on loaded railcars or railcars with residual hazardous and non-hazardous materials
- Remove and replace tank car service equipment and gaskets
- Remove contaminated and unwanted materials from track beds by hi-rail vac trucks
Are you looking for a rail cleanup provider?
Contact EnviroServe 24/7 at (800) 488-0910 for emergency train derailment and NAR response or to discuss other planned environmental services.