By Olympia Fulcher
MHI has been facilitating a community driven environmental equity project. A longstanding goal includes providing information so people know what’s going on and how they can be part of solving some of the toxicity issues we face. Over the next several issues of our newsletter, we will be doing extensive coverage of the many different resources for reporting pollution in your local area.
These forms are essentially exactly the same, so it’s important to know in which county
the pollution incident you are reporting resides. Both of these forms also require you to
know some basic information about the pollution incident. including:
the name of the water resource involved in the incident
for example, the name of the specific creek, bayou, or water treatment plant
the type of activity (it is best to be specific here)
specific information regarding the location of the incident
In addition, it’s important to include the date and time of the occurrence if you personally
witnessed it. For this reason, it is also important to include your contact information in
the form, so that someone can contact you if they need additional details about the
incident. It may also help to read about what types of substances constitute illegal
pollution, which you can find more information about here.
However, if there is an emergency pollution situation, i.e. a spill or something that
cannot wait, you should instead call the FDEP Office of Emergency Response at :