St. Lawrence Oiled Wildlife Incident
Whenever there is an incident involving more than one agency with jurisdiction, a joint command arrangement, called the Unified Command is implemented. This webpage provides a compilation of general information, reports, press releases, maps and relevant links meant to aid members of the Unified Command and inform the public during a response. Not all information provided here has been jointly approved or endorsed by every member of the Unified Command. A Unified Command composed of U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Cities of Gambell and Savoonga are investigating reports of oiled wildlife on St. Lawrence Island.
- Reports of oiled wildlife have been confirmed in the St. Lawrence Island communities of Gambell and Savoonga. The source of the discharge has not yet been determined.
- On November 7, 2012 at 12:16 p.m., ADEC received a National Response Center (NRC) incident report regarding an unknown discharge which had effected wildlife, and caused oil soaked debris to wash ashore.
- Spill Id
- Product/ Quantity
- At this time, the product spilled is unknown.
- The cause of the release is unknown. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and ADEC are working with the local communities to investigate the discharge and control the source.