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EPA Responds to the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marjorie Holt   
Friday, May 7 2010

EPA Responds to the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Since the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 22, 2010, EPA has mobilized resources to support the U.S. Coast Guard and protect public health and the environment.  Our Emergency Operations Center at headquarters has been activated, trained EPA responders are working on the scene, and special mobile equipment has been sent to the Gulf area.

 We have several online resources available:

1) We're posting updated data and other information on our BP oil spill site (

Get air quality and water data

Find answers to common questions
Submit technology solutions

2) Connect with us on social media sites:

Administrator Jackson's personal account of the response to the oil spill: Facebook and Twitter
EPA's announcements about our response: Facebook and Twitter

3) Please subscribe to our oil spill updates at

You can also visit the coordinated government response site ( for:

Information about the spill and efforts to stop the oil from flowing

Hotlines to report oil on land or injured wildlife
Details of how you can volunteer

  You can view or update your subscriptions or e-mail address at any time on your Subscriber Preferences Page. All you will need is your e-mail address. If you have any questions or problems e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for assistance. 

This service is provided to you at no charge by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 



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