Once an incident has been stabilized, recovery begins.
- If a tank car has been damaged and cannot travel safely on rail, the contents must be transferred to an undamaged car. Union Pacific is the only railroad that owns and operates all equipment necessary to transfer liquid or compressed gas. Once the tank car is free of all contents, HMM will clean and purge the damaged car to ensure it can be safely repaired or dismantled.
- Once all hazardous materials have been removed from the incident site, HMM will transition the project for remediation and closure with regulatory agencies.
- Recovery also includes a debriefing with the public responders. These activities improve the group’s overall capability and depth.