Response and Clean-up Technologies
Maintaining Response Readiness
Because a hazardous substance release or an oil spill could occur virtually anywhere and at any time, EPA and a network of federal, state, and local responders stand ready 24 hours-a-day to contain and clean-up the discharged oil and released chemicals.
Response to Hazardous Substance Releases
When a hazardous substance release is reported, EPA, through its 10 regional offices and in close cooperation with a network of federal, state, and local government agencies, may perform a variety of typical emergency response actions.
Response to Oil Spills
A number of advanced response mechanisms are available for controlling oil spills and minimizing their impacts on human health and the environment.