Cleaning and properly disposing of hazardous materials is what Cliff Berry, Inc does daily. Responding to, containing, and removing hazardous materials in emergency situations is just another day at work. But CBS News Miami took a closer look at the CBI’s work and its importance to the community. The investigative report focused on the hazards on our highways with trucks transporting materials that, when involved in an accident, can have dire consequences for our environment, health, and safety. CBI was featured in the piece. Now the public at large will have a much clearer picture of the importance of the work conducted by the dedicated CBI team.
The reporter experiences a “ride along” with Cliff Berry II at the Fort Lauderdale yard during this informative news feature. Cliff Berry, II explained why responding the emergency situations can be difficult. “The challenge is the response is so diverse,” he said as he showed the reporter some of the equipment that is needed to respond to different types of hazardous spill emergencies. Adding to that challenge is that trucks are often mislabeled, and truck drivers may not always thoroughly understand the danger of what they are hauling.
Jon Hines, VP of Regional Operations, was also interviewed, Jon explained that a hazardous spill could seep through sand and soil until it hits the groundwater. If not contained and removed quickly and properly, hazardous spills can endanger the quality of water or air we breathe.
The reporter pointed out that CBI partners with Broward County and private businesses in response, cleanup, and remediation efforts. Team CBI should be proud of this news story and of the work that they do every day! When viewing this story, you will see that the CBI coverage begins at 2:57.