- CROIERG AGM scheduled for November 17th in Yass NSW
- Training Course held at the TISC Training Complex in Canberra on October 19-21 2015
- Next Training Course to be held at TISC Canberra starting Monday November 30th 2015(Fully Booked)
- CROIERG updates the Training Course Publications Library & DVDs
- Debris on NJ Turnpike might have caused deadly tanker truck crash (New Jersey)
- Settlement reached over Quebec oil train derailment (USA& Canada)
- Tanker truck spills racing fuel onto interstate 95 Delaware. Blocks lanes for hours. (Philadelphia)
- Runaway oil tanker tips, Spills 100 gallons in Yonkers (New York State)
The CROIERG Year 2015 Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held at the Yass Soldiers Club, 86 Meehan Street Yass NSW on Tuesday November 17th 2015 starting at 10.30AM.
We would really appreciate as many member company representatives as possible being present at the AGM to assist us to plan the future directions for the CROIERG Group.
Formal AGM Notices were mailed to the membership on October 12th
Yass Soldiers Club
A CROIERG Responders Training Course was held at the TISC Sutton Road Training Complex in Canberra on October 19, 20, 21, 2015
Fire & Rescue New South Wales and the NSW Traffic Management Centre had representatives with ISS First Response had six staff attending
Good to receive positive comments from attendees on the course material and the training staff from TISC
Group in discussion with Head Trainer
Roger Van Cornewall and class
Fire Pumper at October Course
The weather could have been kinder on the last day of the course when the practical session were held but as they say "That's Life"
This is a Manager's/Responder's Course and is fully booked
CROIERG has just replenished the library for training course student publications and DVD's. These are provided to course participants and besides being training aids are also very good reference material for future use
The publications are:
- Anatomy of an Oil Spill (Booklet)
- Land Oil Spills (Booklet)
- Oil Spill Solutions (Booklet)
- Recommended Procedures for Road Tanker Incidents (Booklet)
- DVD. Rollover Tanker Training
- DVD. Road Tankers. Various Incidents
The booklets are available to CROIERG Member's in the Member's Area of this website. Go to the Left Hand Menu and CROIERG Books
For further information contact the CROIERG Secretary on 0428 627 777 Email email@example.com or by mail at CROIERG PO Box 362 Yass NSW 2582
Tanker burning on the New Jersey Turnpike
October 8, 2015 Kearny New Jersey USA
Mattresses and box springs flying from the roof of a van appeared to play a role in the death of a tanker truck driver in a fiery crash Wednesday on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities said Thursday.State Police said the driver was believed to have been a Newark resident, but declined to release an identification pending confirmation from the medical examiner.
The truck, operated by JSK Transport of Warren, N.J., was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline from a refinery in Linden, police said
According to a State Police update on the agency's Facebook page, the accident appeared to have been caused by two mattresses and two box springs that flew off the top of a van that was carrying them, causing other traffic to slow down and swerve to avoid them.
Train crash in Lac Megantic
A settlement has been reached for victims of an oil train derailment in Canada that killed 47 people.
The C$445 million (£221 million) fund was held up by Canadian Pacific, one of the companies involved in the incident.
On Friday, the settlement was approved by a judge in the US, where the deal is linked to the bankruptcy filing of another plaintiff. In 2013, a train carrying 72 oil tankers derailed causing an explosion in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec.
The settlement ends a lawsuit brought by the victims against two railways - Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railways (MMA) and Canadian Pacific - as well as insurance companies and a dozen other firms.
Canadian Pacific argued that they should not be included in the suit because the derailment involved MMA trains and happened on MMA-owned tracks. However, the trains originated on Canadian Pacific tracks.
A judge in Quebec had ruled that Canadian Pacific failed to properly classify the highly volatile petrol being carried by the train at the beginning of its journey.
The crash caused an explosion and several fires which levelled the city's downtown, destroying 30 buildings.
TANKER TRUCK SPILLS RACING FUEL ONTO INTERSTATE 95 IN DELAWARE, BLOCKS LANES FOR HOURS (Philadelphia)
October 1, 2015 South Delaware Philadelphia USA
Racing fuel leaked onto Interstate 95 after a multi-vehicle crash south of Stanton, Delaware Wednesday morning.The wreck in the southbound lanes near Exit 4B (Churchman Crossing Exit) around 8:10 a.m. left the tanker leaking fuel, said Delaware State Police.
Two people suffered minor injuries, said police. Police urged motorist to avoid the area since only the left passing lane could get by the crash scene. Police did eventually open a second lane.
October 5, 2015 Yonkers New York State USA
A runaway oil tanker crashed into the side of an apartment building, tipped on its side and spilled 100 gallons of oil, a fire official said.
Yonkers Fire Department Deputy Chief Kevin Ford said the driver suffered minor injuries in the mishap on North Broadway and High Street Monday.
The truck's brakes gave way while it was stopped to make a delivery, Ford said. The driver wasn't in it at the time.
Ford said the 4,000-gallon tanker descended a hill, hit a car and struck the building; the vehicle then tilted onto its side. The building wasn't structurally damaged and people inside did not have to be relocated, Ford said.
A hazmat team stopped the leak. The tanker company is sending workers to right the tanker and tow it away, the deputy chief said.
Colorado tanker rollover
October 7, 2015 Adams County Colorado USA
A fuel tanker rollover on Interstate 270 shut down the highway in both directions Wednesday afternoon. It reopened almost eight hours later.Traffic was being diverted onto north and south Vasquez Boulevard, according to Commerce City Police.
According to 5280 Fire, 2,500 gallons of fuel spilled onto the highway.
Commerce City Police say no one was injured, and it's not clear how the tanker rolled over. Colorado Department of Transportation video shows long delays in the area.