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Report a Pollution Incident

NOTE: If you need to report an environmental emergency, do not use the online pollution reporting form. Contact the Virginia Emergency Operations Center (open 24/7) at 800-468-8892.

Using the Reporting Form

  • Required fields are marked with a red asterisk.
  • Describe the incident in as much detail as possible. Provide the location of the pollution incident, including any notable landmarks.
  • If known, include the materials involved.
  • To remain anonymous, leave contact fields blank. 

NOTE: If you do not provide contact information, DEQ may be unable to fully investigate the incident and won't have a way to contact you for additional information. Contact information, including personally identifiable information, may be subject to disclosure under Freedom of Information Act requests.




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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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