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MSD Sturgeon Bay Pollution

MSD Sturgeon bay is charged with emergency response to pollution incidents throughout Northeast Wisconsin.. This includes containment and clean-up of oil discharges and hazardous substances introduced into the navigable waters of the United States. Whether the incident involves a few gallons of diesel from a pleasure boat or thousands of gallons of fuel oil from a large vessel, our pollution responders use the best tools and contract the best equipment and personnel to clean up the spill and lessen environmental damage. Our personnel are trained in Incident Command System procedures and carry the qualifications of Pollution Investigators (PI) and Federal On Scene Coordinator Representative (FOSCR). By all available means we ensure persons responsible for discharges are contacted and directed to initiate mitigation and clean-up action. In a joint effort to minimize damage to the environment caused by pollutants, the Marine Safety Detachment coordinates response efforts to spills with other involved agencies, including Federal, State and local entities.

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MSD Sturgeon Bay has several other functions besides pollution response, including:

The Federal Government requires that the National Response Center (1-800-424-8802) be notified by the responsible party for the release or discharge of any oil, product or hazardous substance. Failure to notify or deliberately discharging can lead to criminal penalties.

Last Modified 9/23/2013