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Environmental Emergency
 Emergency sign_thumb_thumb.jpg  What is an environmental emergency?

An environmental emergency is a situation that poses an immediate threat to the public health or the environment resulting from the release of oil, hazardous chemicals or radioactive materials into the air, land or water. Environmental emergencies are emergencies that require professional assistance to contain or clean up.  Environmental emergencies include:

  • Damaged trucks, tankers or railcars that are leaking hazardous or large quantities of
    non-hazardous materials that can damage personal property or the environment;
  • Leaking or reacting drums of known or unknown chemical or hazardous waste;
  • Fires involving tires, PCBs, pesticides or other chemicals;
  • Illegal disposal or handling of asbestos, and biomedical, radioactive or hazardous waste;
  • Mercury spills.

If you have an environmental emergency, call 911.

 Pipe with contaminated water.jpg Report an Environmental
Concern or Illegal Dumping

If you have concerns regarding environmental issues or illegal dumping in our community or work place and would like to notify us about it you may contact us at the telephone number listed below.  If it is not a time sensitive issue feel free to email us or call (574)372-9562.  If it is after normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm), you will be directed to call an answering service number.


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