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St. Lawrence Oiled Wildlife Incident

Unified Command

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.
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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.

ADEC Situation Reports

Unified Command Press Releases


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