Environmental Emergency Response
An Environmental Emergency Responder is on call 24 hours a day to respond to environmental emergencies. When an environmental emergency is reported after hours, the call will be answered by the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region/Environment Canada Pollution Reporting Center. They will then forward the emergency information to the Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change.
Call (902) 368-5700
during report working hours to report an environmental emergency directly to the Environment Division.
What kind of emergencies does this include?
The Environmental Emergency Response Team responds to environmental emergencies including the following:
- oil, pesticide and chemical spills;
- air quality problems; or
- fish kills.