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How to Report a Spill or Fish Kill

If you witness or suspect a chemical or oil spill, or see many dead fish in a localized area, it is important to immediately contact the appropriate authorities. An issue is not known or investigated until it is reported. Since impacts to streams and rivers happen suddenly, quick notification is vital to reduce the amount of damage done.

The more information when reporting, the better. If possible, include:
  • Your name and telephone number
  • Specific location of the spill
  • Date and time of release or your discovery
  • Identity of spill material
  • Photos and videos
Fish Kill: 855-347-4545
Emergency Spills: 1-800-541-2050
Non-Emergency: 717-787-3350

West Virginia
Emergency Spills and Fish Kills: 1-800-642-3074
Non-Emergency: 1-304-926-0499 

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