Coast Guard continues to support EPA in clean up of jet fuel spill on Calumet Sag Channel

Coast Guard continues to support EPA in clean up of jet fuel spill on Calumet Sag Channel
CHICAGO — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago continues to support the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday in response to a ruptured pipeline, which caused pollution near the Calumet Sag Channel in Palos Park, Ill., which occurred Monday morning. The Coast Guard expects that the current restrictions to the safety zone on the Calumet Sag Channel will be lifted by 8 p.m., which will re-open...

Coast Guard aids EPA with clean up of jet fuel spill on Calumet Sag Channel

Coast Guard aids EPA with clean up of jet fuel spill on Calumet Sag Channel
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard is supporting the response to a ruptured pipeline causing pollution near the Calumet Sag Channel in Palos Height, Ill., Monday. The Coast Guard was notified at 5:31 a.m. that the pipeline ruptured near mile marker 311.5 on the Calumet Sag Channel and caused jet fuel to enter a nearby drainage ditch and subsequently enter the adjacent channel. The Coast Guard is responding...

EPA establishes Web site on BP oil spill

WASHINGTON – As part of the ongoing federal response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, EPA today established a website to inform the public about the spill’s impact on the environment and the health of nearby residents. The website – http://www.epa.gov/bpspill will contain data from EPA’s ongoing air monitoring along with other information about the Agency’s activities in the region....

Coast Guard Assists EPA at North Carolina Mine Cleanup

Two members of the Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team are assisting the Environmental Protection Agency with cleanup operations Tuesday in an area contaminated by mining in Ore Knob, N.C.

Coast Guard Assists EPA at Ammunition Explosion Site

Two members of the Coast Guard’s National Strike Force are assisting the Environmental Protection Agency with clean-up operations at the site of an ammunition explosion that occurred May 31, 2009 in Reseda, Calif.

Public meeting scheduled for proposed wind turbine installation at Coast Guard Training Center

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Representatives from Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will hold an open house Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the Cape May Municipal Building to record public comments on the proposed wind turbines.

Coast Guard Strike Team Assists EPA in Contaminated River Cleanup

Two members of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team are working with the Environmental Protection Agency by collecting soil samples in contaminated portions of the Passaic River in Newark, N.J., Monday.

Black barrels discovered on Sauvie Island beach near Portland

PORTLAND, Ore.— The Coast Guard, Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality, the EPA Criminal Division, and Multnomah County Sheriffs Office are investigating approximately 50 black plastic 55 gallon barrels discovered on a Sauvie Island beach on the Willamette River Tuesday.

EPA and the Coast Guard Settle Hazardous Waste Violations at Portsmouth Facility

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard have settled alleged violations of hazardous waste and Clean Air Act regulations at the Coast Guard’s Integrated Support Command facility in Portsmouth, Va. In addition to a $9,280 civil penalty, the Coast Guard has agreed to spend $89,290 on a project that will provide environmental and public health benefits. The...