Emergency Response

Our spill response team is on the job 24/7/365 when spills or releases of petroleum, non-hazardous, and hazardous materials threaten public health, welfare, or the environment.

Section 292.11 Wis. Statutes, also known as the "spills law," requires that a person who possess or controls a hazardous substance, which is discharged or who causes the discharge of a hazardous substance, immediately notify the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) of any release not exempted by law. Consequently, the release of these substances must be cleaned up to comply with state requirements.

REI's professional spill response services include:

  • Notification and reporting
  • Short-notice mobilization to site
  • Coordination of response with state and local agencies, law enforcement, traffic control and health departments
  • Spill response equipment
  • Photographic documentation
  • Waste disposal coordination
  • Timely summary report for client, insurance carriers, and regulatory agencies

Examples of spills that REI has provided response services include:

  • Accidents involving semi-trucks releasing hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel, hydraulic fluid, antifreeze, or motor oil
  • 4,000 gallons of gasoline spill from aboveground storage tank
  • Sulfuric acid from ruptured tank at a cheese factory
  • 2,500 gallons of acid at electric utility facility
  • Fuel truck line break accident at boat landing
  • Ruptured drums in semi-trailer release hundreds of gallons of paints
  • Thousands of gallons of milk and diesel fuel spill from milk truck
  • 200 gallons of mineral oil release from truck hitting transformer
  • Hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel spill from railroad locomotive
  • Ruptured fuel tank in house basement releasing hundreds of gallons
  • Automotive batteries release acid in accident
  • 1000 gallons of oil on a waterbody