ES&H owns a total of 250,000 ft. of containment boom, which is staged strategically throughout all of our office locations. No other environmental contractor in the U.S. houses that much containment boom in a response ready state for its clients. All of our boom is stored in response box trailers or smaller specialty quick response boom trailers with other equipment needed for boom deployments.
Containment boom is a temporary floating barrier used to contain an oil spill. Booms are used to reduce the possibility of polluting shorelines and other resources, and to help make recovery easier. Booms help to concentrate oil in thicker surface layers so that skimmers, vacuums or other collection methods can be used more effectively.
Containment boom is often the first containment method to be used and the last equipment to be removed from the site of an oil spill. ES&H owns a variety of containment boom ranging in sizes from 6 in. to 18 in.