Spill Response


Active Spills of Interest:

Photo of New Carissa ship burning.

New Carissa

     In February 1999 the New Carissa ran aground on the Oregon Coast near Coos Bay. In the following weeks, the vessel broke apart and discharged more than 70,000 gallons of tar-like fuel oil into the oceans and the surrounding environment.  Learn more>

Past Incidents of Interest:

Photo of Johnson Creek spill with firetrucks.

Johnson Creek

     On March 15, 2004, a fire broke out at the Thermo Fluids oil recycling facility in Portland, Oregon.  Learn more>


Items of Note

How to Report a Spill
Spills of oil or hazardous substances must be reported

Oil Spill Preparation and Response
USFWS Environmental Quality Program

Information on Spills of National Interest

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
USFWS Spill Response

Fact Sheets

Recent Spills of National Interest - Updates
USFWS National Website

Scant Training Available for Public on Oily Bird Rescue
San Francisco Chronicle (11/2/08)

Education Resources

NOAA Education
Lessons to Use in a Classroom