On the evening of 12/01/2008, OSC Spurlin was contacted by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) regarding the discovery of drums dumped at two locations in Hardin County, Tennessee. The TDEC responded to the scene on 12/01/2008 to verify the site conditions. After observing the site conditions, TDEC contacted OSC Spurlin and requested assistance with cleanup of the drums suspected to contain hazardous substances.
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Based on information provided by TDEC, the OSC determined that an EPA emergency response was necessary to address the potential threats to human health and the environment. OSC Spurlin mobilized with ERRS and START to the incident the morning of 12/02/2008 and initiated an emergency action to collect, sample, and secure the drums. The initial work was completed by the evening of 12/02/2008 with the transport of the drums to a city property which provides better security. Once sample results are received and disposal arrangements finalized, EPA will return to site and ship waste to a disposal facility.