Free Online Spill Management Service from Zurich

April 2008, - Feature

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Zurich has launched a new online service that will assist North American customers with the cleanup of spills of hazardous materials, fuel or other regulated materials.
Offered free-of-charge to Zurich Environmental customers, the spill reporting online system will assist in dispatching cleanup contractors, reducing costs associated with environmental releases, expediting regulatory reporting and mitigating potential liability.

"Zurich is collaborating with Spill Center, a leading environmental spill management specialist with more than 15 years of experience to help our customers deal with events that require emergency environmental cleanup," said Kenneth Berger, executive vice president of Zurich's environmental unit. "By tapping into a team that is experienced in environmental emergency response, investigation and remediation, our customers that use Zurich's Spill Reporting Online System will be better able to contain costs and limit their liability for incidents with environmental releases."

President of Spill Center and environmental attorney Tom Moses said, "Spill Center maintains a database of more than 3,000 contractors throughout North America to assist customers in identifying appropriate local resources for particular kinds of spills. Zurich and Spill Center also monitor the scope of work and cleanup, and then review the contractor's invoice for accuracy."

In addition, Spill Center assists in:
• Coordinating local, state and federal release reporting
• Monitoring nearly 30,000 federal, state and local jurisdictions across the U.S. that require incident reports after a spill
• Tracking changes in regulations and maintaining current environmental reporting regulations and contact information, which may help Zurich customers avoid fees and penalties if they miss reporting deadlines

Users of the system receive electronic copies of paperwork generated by the spill incident, including an open release report, contractor retention documentation, regulatory paperwork, invoices and a closing report.

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