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Agencies that will respond to pollution reports.

This can be from any area in the states.

Who're you gonna call?

Provide the website or other contact information for the entity you would contact in your area (past or present) to report:

a. Noxious fumes from a landfill
b. An oil spill in a coastal bay (if you're nowhere near a coastal bay, a large water body)
c. An oil spill or hazardous substance release on land
d. A fish kill in a small lake or stream
e. (If you're a manufacturer, metal or coal mine, electric utility, chemical distributor or waste facility) releases of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic pollutants that EPA lists as Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) substances

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Environment, Health and Safety Online ( has an interactive map that will give you some contact numbers relevant to your area. While the exact answer to this assignment will depend on where you live, the main idea behind your answers is whether state or federal jurisdiction applies. For example, an oil spill in a large body of water is under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal organization. According to their web site (
"To report an oil spill or hazardous substance release, call the National Response Center (NRC) at (800) 424-8802." You could also try calling the ...

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Agencies that will respond to pollution reports.