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Service Teams With Federal, State and Local
First Responders for Mock Oil Spill Recovery Exercise

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Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife Refuge La Crosse District Manager Jim Nissen participates in a press conference for media who came to cover the training event.  Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife Refuge La Crosse District Manager Jim Nissen participates in a press conference for media who came to cover the training event. Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

Media members attending were treated to a special demonstration of how net guns could be used in the event wildlife needed to be captured and cared for due to oiling. Crews from our partners at U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services (from left) Paul Wolf and Steve Krueger, simulated netting a pair of geese decoys.  Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

Media members attending were treated to a special demonstration of how net guns could be used in the event wildlife needed to be captured and cared for due to oiling. Crews from our partners at U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services (from left) Paul Wolf and Steve Krueger, simulated netting a pair of geese decoys. Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

A member of the local media covering the event photographs crews retrieving booms that were deployed on the Mississippi River to simulate how a spill would be contained and then treated and removed. Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

A member of the local media covering the event photographs crews retrieving booms that were deployed on the Mississippi River to simulate how a spill would be contained and then treated and removed. Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

La Crosse District Manager Jim Nissen (left) joins others at unified command for the initial briefing of details of a simulated train derailment that resulted in an oil spill on the Mississippi River, near La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

La Crosse District Manager Jim Nissen (left) joins others at unified command for the initial briefing of details of a simulated train derailment that resulted in an oil spill on the Mississippi River, near La Crosse, Wisconsin. Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

A portion of the unified command team meets to discuss the information available about the simulated oil spill and work to determine next steps in response and recovery.  Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

A portion of the unified command team meets to discuss the information available about the simulated oil spill and work to determine next steps in response and recovery. Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

 

Last updated: November 4, 2014