More Oil Boom on Way to Protect Gulf Shores, Workers Also Needed

May 11, 2010

ATLANTA, May 11 /PRNewswire/ — A way to deploy more oil boom to protect Gulf of Mexico shorelines from the oil spill has been found, providing the contractors manufacturing the boom can quickly hire enough workers and boat captains to install it. Oil containment boom is a floating barrier that helps keep oil from reaching the shore, but boom has been in very short supply since the April 20th Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

“Our contractors found a way to immediately manufacture 3 to 5 miles a day of oil boom, but now our challenge is finding and training workers who we can pay to install it,” said William Lombardo of Risk Management Disaster Services Environmental. “We’re hoping local media will inform workers to apply online at GulfOilSpillJobs.com. Wherever we first obtain enough workers and boats will be where we can protect beaches by installing the oil boom we are making. We will coordinate with officials working in harmony with their direction.”

Online applications are sought from subcontracting firms with employees, individual skilled and unskilled workers, and charter boat captains. Workers and earth moving subcontractors are also needed to clean up beaches damaged by the oil spill.

Another problem slowing the manufacturing of oil boom is finding the additional parts needed to deploy it, which are also now in short supply. “We could double our production if we can somehow find more supplies of galvanized chain and special, ultra-violet and oil resistant PVC pipe,” Lombardo said.

“While many communities and counties are organizing forces to protect and clean up, some will be in trouble when the weather changes to suddenly shift the oil spill threat to new areas,” said Lombardo. “We’re training mobile work forces that can quickly respond to any endangered areas where there will be shortage of help and resources when oil comes ashore.”

Workers, subcontractors and boat captains in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Texas can learn about opportunities for training and work in their areas once they sign up. No phone applications are taken.

Risk Management Disaster Service Environmental has operated clean up efforts following Hurricane Frederick, Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Opal, Hurricane Fran, Hurricane Floyd, Hurricane Isabel, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricanes Ike & Gustav.


SOURCE Risk Management Disaster Service Environmental

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