You may be familiar with the old farmers’ joke about how to use a windsock to predict the weather: if the windsock is moving, it’s windy. If it’s wet, it’s raining.
With the wild weather we’ve experienced over the past few years, it’s smart to be prepared for almost anything, from droughts to floods, fires to unexpected frost. And when it comes to caring for the environment as well as ourselves, we need to know how best to respond and restore.
Fortunately, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has created precisely the resource necessary: the Office of Response and Restoration.
OR&R is NOAA’s center of expertise that prepares for, evaluates, and responds to threats to coastal environments, including oil and chemical spills, releases from hazardous waste sites, and marine debris.
OR&R states, “Marine debris is everyone’s problem. There is no part of the world left untouched by debris and its impacts. Marine debris is a threat to our environment, navigation safety, the economy, and potentially human safety and health.”
We agree. At Impact Absorbents, we’ve chosen to do our part in contributing to the safety and restoration of marine environments. From our FiberDuck Oil Booms and Oil Absorbents Socks, to ColdForm Oil-Only Heavyweight Pads and FiberDuck Oil Absorbent Rolls, we can supply what you need to clean up oil spills and other petroleum products from the water’s surface. And our FiberDuck Oil-Only Spill Kits supply everything you need to clean up and dispose of oil spills and other contaminants.
Whether you work on a local, state, regional, or national level, knowing how to respond to spills and restore the marine environment is crucial. And knowing where to find the spill containment and spill clean up products you need to handle any type of marine spill safely and efficiently means you can be prepared to act quickly when a marine spill happens.
Now you’re prepared to be an environmental asset, in any kind of weather.