Recent Chemical Leak Illustrates Why Transportation Pollution Liability is Essential

Aug 23, 2022

A chemical leak in Perris, California forced evacuations and closed a major highway. Nearly 188,000 pounds of the chemical styrene leaked out of a railroad tanker and overheated, becoming potentially combustible. Compounding the problem: the weather in Perris was a steamy 100 degrees, heightening concerns for a possible explosion. 

This scary and unfortunate incident illustrates that even a “safe” method of transporting chemicals (i.e., rail vs. truck) can cause pollution conditions. Companies should always carefully guard against spills when transporting products that pose pollution risks. In situations like these, however, Transportation Pollution Liability (TPL) is necessary to cover costs related to proper spill clean-up, property damages, injury, and legal fees. 

The recent Perris chemical leak also serves as a strong reminder that since carcinogenic compounds are often shipped through highly populated areas, the general public should be made aware of the potential hazards.

Jencap’s industry-leading Environmental Insurance experts are dedicated to providing your clients with the comprehensive coverage that is required to properly protect their operations, should an unforeseen incident arise. Please contact us for more information.

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The Jencap Environmental Insurance Team

Jencap’s team of environmental underwriters have dedicated their entire careers to the environmental sector — they are environmental professionals that happen to sell insurance. Our brokers have backgrounds as environmental consultants and geologists, which gives you and your clients a significant advantage. When it comes to environmental coverage, you don’t want a generalist broker. With the Jencap team, you can trust our brokers have worked every angle of the environmental industry and can customize our exclusive program capabilities for any environmental coverage need.
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Whether they realize it or not, most every business has some sort of environmental exposure. It’s more important than ever for companies to evaluate their environmental risk profile and secure appropriate insurance coverage. At Jencap, we don’t have generalist brokers; our dedicated team of environmental brokers has worked every angle of the environmental industry and knows it inside and out. By partnering with Jencap, you’ll have an industry-leading wholesaler on your side, working with you and your clients to secure the coverage — and peace of mind — your clients need.

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