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225 years of Service to Nation: Marine environmental protection

225 Years of Service to Nation

The U.S. Coast Guard has been the steward of the nation’s maritime environment since the 1820s. This mission dates back to 1822, when Congress tasked the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service with monitoring Federal forest preserves that provided specialized ship timber required for construction of U.S Navy warships.

Battling lead contamination, one fish bone at a time

Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Nibley

Lead. Throughout America’s history, it’s been used in paint, batteries, gasoline and even water pipes. Today, lead contamination in one of the oldest Oakland, Calif., neighborhoods is being neutralized not by more chemicals or hauling away tons of dirt but by mixing ground fish bone into the soil.

Any time, any place, any hazard

Edward Primeau, an industrial hygienist at Atlantic Strike Team, uses a chemical analyzer to determine the identity of an unknown sample. The AST assisted the Environmental Protection Agency after responders found more than 500 drums, tanks, compressed gas cylinders and other miscellaneous containers strewn throughout an abandoned chemical production facility. U.S. Coast Guard photo by

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Coast Guard commuters trade four wheels for two

Admiral Allen (center) leads Coast Guard bicyclists on Bike to Work Day 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Post written by Angela Hirsch, chief, Coast Guard Community Relations This Friday, Coast Guard Headquarters will join workplaces around the country to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. Even if your bicycle sports a banana seat and cards

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itCG – Researchers evacuated, oil spill clean-up continues, search continues for Maine fishermen, polluter fined $1.25 million

Posted by Christopher Lagan. A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 long-range search plane from Air Station Barbers Point lands on Tern Island in the French Frigate Shoals to evacuate U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel ahead of Hurricane Neki. (Click the image to watch video of the C-130 landing.) Guardians evacuated 10 people living on one of

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