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Mike Zollitsch

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Mr. Zollitsch is a member of the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force and is a leading authority on emergency marine oil spill response. He has worked on a number of high-profile regional issues, including the grounding of the freighter New Carissa in 1999, which released an estimated 70,000-140,000 gallons of fuel into the marine environment off the Oregon Coast.

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Oil Spill Response 101

Mike Zollitsch

Oil Spill Response 101What’s happening with the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico? What’s the effect on natural systems and international accords? Could it happen here? Walk through the anatomy of an oil spill and learn about Oregon’s emergency response systems. Read More ››



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