Bay West supported cleanup following the Hurricanes Katrina/Rita disasters in Texas/Louisiana by providing more than a dozen task force leaders/supervisors to serve as EPA representatives on cleanup crews during removal of hazardous waste/debris.
Personnel performed pre- and post-cleanup monitoring and recommending cleanup methodologies. Bay West task force leaders worked closely with the EPA to ensure proper PPE, efficient and safe cleanup methodologies, and minimal impact to the environment. Crews worked on sites in New Orleans (Katrina cleanup) and Lake Charles (Rita cleanup).
Crews were deployed to various sites around Louisiana impacted by the hurricanes, including residential and industrial areas. Crews dealt with household hazardous waste, industrial waste (oil drums, containers of cyanide, bottles of compresses gas, landfill fire waste), bio-hazards (animal carcasses, medical waste, coffins), and munitions. Bay West personnel documented pre- and post-cleanup conditions of the sites, logged the type/contaminant of all waste materials/debris removed, and recorded the condition of sensitive areas before and after cleanup.On the many environmentally protected and sensitive areas, Bay West determined if the debris/waste impact from the hurricane was worth going in and causing more disturbance to the site via cleanup activities/heavy equipment operation. When it was necessary, Bay West determined a safe route of least environmental impact, oversaw the cleanup operations, then mitigated the activity impact as much as possible (e.g., using an airboat to smooth out ruts caused by heavy equipment), thus giving the area an opportunity to renew/re-vegetate itself.
“The Bay West team jumped into this project and obtained the approvals we needed from the MPCA in a manner that was protective for the client. It was invaluable for this project on the knowledge that the Bay West team had on how the MPCA would approach this property. Great job and very enjoyable to work with!”
Land Development, Phase II ESA
December 28, 2018
“Bay West did a great job on this project and our staff was very pleased with how well this went.”
Industrial Cleaning, Sulfuric Acid Tank Cleaning
February 22, 2019
“Everyone we have worked with at Bay West is professional and easy to work with. We will continue to recommend Bay West to anyone who needs their services.”
General ISW Permits and SWPPPs Preparation
March 13, 2019
“Bay West was great to work with. I appreciated the planning and preparation effort from their team. This project had unique requirements that they were able to work through. For example, participating in all of the pre-work planning meetings.”
Decommissioning and Disposal of Ducting,
Scrubbers and Blowers
February 22, 2019
Bay West has been very professional, easy to work with, responsive, and always provide quality deliverables. I look forward to working with Bay West in the future!
September 7, 2018
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