Brief Description: ERS provided hazardous material T&D services for the St. Louis FUSRAP project for 9 years. Utilizing a fluctuating fleet of between 35 and 85 low-sided, late-model, 110-ton capacity gondolas, ERS transported material from the three sites that make up the project (North County/Hazelwood Interim Storage Site, St. Louis Airport Site, and St. Louis Downtown Site). Over the course of the project, ERS loaded, transported, and delivered approximately 255,000 tons of both Non Haz/DOT Exempt and Class 7 material to two designated disposal sites. All material was loaded in accordance with USACE EM 385-1-1 loading standards; as an added safety measure, ERS retrofitted railcars with fiberglass lids to create a water-tight seal and provided lifting devices in order to facilitate loading and disposal. In ERS’ most recent contract, in working in conjunction with US Ecology, ERS has transported a combined 134,000 tons from both the Saint Louis Airport Site and Saint Louis Downtown site.
Since its award in 2009 ERS has worked with each of the on site management comapanies to provide continuity of shipments from the site has shipped approximately 2,500 loads and approximately 260,000 tons of Non Haz/DOT Exempt and Class 7 material, primarily to US Ecology in Simco, ID.
Project: Tonawanda Landfill Vicinity Property (TLVP) for USACE Kansas City District, Tonawanda, NY
Period of Performance: Summer 2019
Brief Description: Under the Call, ERS transported and disposed of soil like material that originally was wet and sludge like solidified by a third party to the designated disposal site, US Ecology, Wayne, MI.
ERS dispatched a fleet of 126 intermodal containers on 7-position flatcars to a contracted Rail Transfer Facility (RTF) located approximately 16 miles from the loading site in Blasdell, NY. At the RTF, containers were lifted on and off the railcar to the ground. ERS roll-off trucks delivered to the loading site where third party contractors properly loaded the intermodals to the weight required to meet the weight restrictions of the railroad. ERS roll-off trucks then began the process of “pull and replace” empty intermodals with loaded intermodals from the site continuously until the project was completed.
Project: Maywood FUSRAP - Maywood, NJ
Period of Performance: August 2003-Present
Brief Description:Under this multiple-year USACE contract, ERS transported soils from the Maywood FUSRAP site to two designated disposal sites. The TOs under this contract typically required swift mobilization, and ERS met this demand confidently; for one TO, ERS mobilized a fleet of 90 low-side mill gondolas to the site within two weeks of notice to proceed.
ERS provided onsite personnel to inspect and approve equipment in order to ensure compliance with the stringent standards of the site; because of our diligence and expertise, no equipment rejections were encountered during this project.
ERS readily accommodated several increases in scale for this contract, expanding the fleet of gondolas from 30 to 150 within two months. ERS’s seasoned personnel improved the efficiency of material transport under this project, moving more than 33,000 tons of material within the first two years.
ERS provided all rail equipment fleet management, tracking reports, and other administrative activities as required by the contract and USACE. In September of 2021, Cabrera reached out to ERS for assistance in shipping a final eight loads out of Maywood, despite ERS not originally winning the award to transport material to Waste Control Specialists.
Project: Colonie FUSRAP, Colonie, NY
Period of Performance: Feb 2000-Nov 2006
Brief Description: ERS was awarded the contract after the initial awardee could not meet the equipment delivery schedule. Upon notice to proceed, ERS mobilized a fleet of 25 flat cars and 100 inter modal containers. At its peak the fleet grew to 30 flat cars and approximately 200 containers. This included transitioning the fleet from standard to articulated flat cars thereby increasing shipping efficiency at the site. By the time the project was completed ERS had shipped in excess of 175,000 tons of material and just under 8,000 containers from the project site to US Ecology Simco, ID.
Project: Linde FUSRAP - Tonawanda, NY
Period of Performance: July 2004 - August 2013
Brief Description: ERS provided a fluctuating fleet of between 10 and 31 low-sided, late-model, 110-ton capacity mill gondolas, more than 40 rail cars, and 250 intermodal containers to support the Linde FUSRAP project. ERS also provided liners in order to prevent contamination of the transport receptacles themselves. We collaborated with the onsite contractor and the disposal facility to create a custom, site-specific plan to accommodate the procedural and scope modifications resultant from the discovery of unexpected material at the site during excavation. ERS coordinated with project and disposal site personnel in order to define material and evaluate compliance with the respective disposal facilities’ WAC, obtaining all required certificates of disposal for the transported material. Under this project, ERS loaded and transported approximately 130,000 tons of Non Haz/DOT Exempt material to two designated disposal sites.
Project: Separations Processing Unit (SPRU), Niskayuna, NY
Period of Performance: Sept 2008- Oct 2010
Brief Description: ERS provided 35 low sided late model 110 ton capacity mill gondolas for transport of material from the two loading sites comprising the project (Lower Level & Northfield). Separate accounting of the work was required to comply with ARRA funding regulations. In addition to rail transportation, ERS provided trans-loading support including compliant packaging. A total of 300 shipments of Low Level Radioactive material were made from Niskayuna to Energy Solutions in Clive, UT
Project: Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (USEC), Paducah, KY
Period of Performance: July 2007-Sept 2011
Brief Description: ERS provided a variety of rail equipment including, articulated flat cars, standard flat cars, 25 cubic yard intermodal containers, Sealand containers, as well as low and high sided gondolas. Over the course of the project approximately 25,000 tons of material was shipped. ERS worked with on-site personnel to obtain compliant blocking procedures for loading/shipping drums within the containers supplied. Upon award of the next phase of the remediation contract ERS cooperated with the successor remediating company to ensure a smooth transition.
Project: Brookhaven National Labs, Brookhaven, NY
Period of Performance: Dec 2007-Mar 2008, Aug 2009- Oct 2009
Brief Description: During the two phases of the project ERS provided a fleet of 50 low sided mill gondolas. The gondolas were loaded with Non Hazardous, Hazardous and Class 7 Material and transported to several locations including Energy Solutions in Clive, UT and the Allied Waste Facility in Niagara Falls, NY. Just under 150 shipments or approximately 15,000 Tons of material were transported. During the project ERS also provided in transit inspection services and participated in the development of acceptable QAQC procedures as it relates to packaging of material within the rail equipment.
Project: Picayune Wood Treatment Facility, Picayune, MS
Period of Performance: Sept 2007- Jun 2008
Brief Description: The scope of the project included trucking loaded intermodal containers from the site of the contaminated material to our transload facility in New Orleans for further rail transport to Canada. ERS provided a fleet of 30 articulated flat cars and 180 containers. ERS also supplied the necessary liners. Approximately 8,000 tons of Hazardous material was transported without incident.
Brief Description: Transported approximately 1,500 intermodal containers of Low Level Radioactive and Hazardous material for Lakehurst NJ to Clive UT utilizing a fleet of 100 four position flat cars. ERS provided trucking services as well as consulting on alternative means of accomplishing on site work. This included inspection and evaluation of on-site rail capabilities. As the project evolved ERS provided additional equipment and personnel to meet several special needs of the project.
Project: General Motors, Tarrytown, NY
Period of Performance: Aug 2007-Jan 2008
Brief Description: Provided a fleet of 25 low side mill gondolas. During the project ERS shipped over 200 loads and just under 25,000 tons of material from the project site to the Allied Waste facility in Niagara Falls, NY. The project includes working with CSX Transportation to re-activate inactive tracks including negotiating a side track agreement. It also required working on the rail service schedule due to potential conflicts with passenger rail activity.
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