Conservation Science Web Conference Series CSP3900
The Yellowstone River Oil Spill or “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET
This webinar will provide a short overview of oil spill response activities on the Yellowstone River, and more detailed information on the integration of the USFWS into Wildlife Operations. For much of the spill, 4 Service personnel were on-site, these individuals represented 9 states, 4 regions, and at least 5 programs. We will discuss the hurdles we faced during response, as well as some of the lessons learned. The Silvertip Incident was the first major spill to occur in the state since the mid 80's. As a result, this was the first time many State and Federal officials worked a spill.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Environmental Contaminants Program
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