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What is emergency environmental management?

Spills and leaks can cause serious environmental damage if not handled immediately. The MGC Group offers emergency environmental management services that will have our team on the scene in record time.

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What emergency environmental management response services does the MGC Group offer?

The MGC Group is equipped to support a wide variety of environmental risk management projects, no matter the size or scope. Before any intervention, we quickly analyse the needs and draw up an action plan to limit the environmental impact of the disaster. Our emergency response services include:

  • Spill management
  • Contaminated soil treatment
  • Decontamination
  •  Remediation
  •  Soil and water treatment
  •  Mobile pumping
  • Excavation
  • Environmental restoration

What types of equipment and technologies does the MGC Group use to respond rapidly to critical environmental scenarios?

We use highly specialised equipment for every operation. For example, we employ a fleet of 55 state-of-the-art mobile pumping units adapted to the needs of the industry, as well as combination trucks, container trucks with watertight filtration boxes, and tankers to transport, store and dispose of contaminated liquids in complete safety. Our team is also equipped to carry out laboratory analysis and characterisation of soil, sludge and liquids, as well as complete site clean-up, decontamination and rehabilitation.

What are the usual response times for emergency services?

We take all environmental emergencies very seriously and favour prompt and safe environmental management to ensure that any problematic situation is resolved as quickly as possible. Thanks to our extensive network of partners and 24/7 availability, we can be on site in record time. While response times may vary depending on the type, location and scale of the incident, we guarantee an immediate response when you reach our emergency service. Simply call 514 922-7706, extension 00, to speak to a member of our team.

What procedures have been put in place to guarantee the immediate availability of response teams in the event of a critical situation?

With a team of over 65 dedicated specialists and a network of trusted partners, we can intervene as quickly as possible to limit the environmental impact. What’s more, we can even carry out several operations simultaneously, such as the removal of underground tanks and former oil tanks, excavation and backfilling of contaminated soil, bulk transport of contaminated materials, land levelling and water treatment.

What communication protocols have been put in place to ensure effective coordination during an emergency?

Immediately after receiving your call, we analyse your needs and draw up a detailed action plan – no at any time of day or night. We ask important questions right away so that we can intervene appropriately:

  • Is any equipment damaged?
  • Has anyone been injured?
  • What substance has been spilled?
  • What is the source of the spill?
  • What is the size of the spill?
  • Where is the spill located? Is it in a remote location? Can specialists and equipment be sent there?
  • What are the weather conditions?
  • What partners need to be involved in the process?
  • What tools and equipment need to be used?

How does the company ensure that it works effectively with the local authorities during an emergency service operation?

During any response, our team acts in accordance with the Government of Canada’s Environmental Emergency Regulations and the requirements of local authorities to ensure worker safety and environmental risk management. Any leak or spill must be reported to the authorities by the company responsible. Following this report, we work to develop a detailed action plan.

How is the MGC Group committed to reducing the environmental impact of emergency response operations, particularly in sensitive situations?

In the event of a spill or other environmental emergency, our priority is to act immediately to limit the environmental impact. Our environmental remediation and recovery operations include a management and disposal service, particularly for oily water and soil, as well as a full clean-up and decontamination service.

How do you ensure compliance with safety and environmental standards during emergency operations, particularly when deadlines are tight?

It is essential to work with a highly specialised team trained to respond to environmental spill calls to ensure compliance with the highest safety and environmental standards. Teams must have all the necessary safety equipment and signage for roadside operations, as well as all tools needed to open fuel tanks and manage residues. Equipment must be inspected prior to any intervention, in compliance with the strictest standards for the transport of hazardous materials.

What skills and qualifications are required for personnel responding to environmental emergencies?

The MGC Group is made up of accredited specialists trained to the highest industry standards. Their skills are varied and complementary. Each emergency response unit includes an emergency coordinator, a team leader and field operators. A complete and complementary team means that a project can be completed successfully, safely and in the least possible time.

How many emergency operations has the MGC Group carried out?

The MGC Group has carried out more than 50,000 interventions in Canada, many of which were related to environmental emergencies. MGC intervenes within a radius of more than 800 kilometres from its place of business, practically anywhere in Quebec. Whether it’s a highway accident or an accidental spill on a remote site, our experts will have the resources on the ground and the right equipment to respond quickly and effectively.

To find out more about our emergency environmental management services, including mobile pumping, decontamination, contaminated soil treatment and remediation, visit

In the case of an environmental emergency, call 514 922-7706, ext. 00.