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Environmental Consultant Attends Spill Response Training

 Ken Lassa, Environmental Scientist and team member of the REI Engineering, Inc. Environmental team of Wausau recently attended “Hazardous Spills Response Training Exercise” presented by the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association.

The training brought together over 100 emergency responders from federal, state, and local agencies and private sector partners.  Training focused on communication and coordination between all agencies and private partners in response to a large scale oil spill that could result from something such as a train derailment.  Topics included planning, incident command, communications, operations, wildlife protection, shoreline clean-up, booming strategies, and rail response.