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Miller Enviromental Group Story

1971

Formation of MEG

James Miller Sr. founds what became Miller Environmental Group, Inc.

Port Jefferson Spill

After a day of fishing Jim Miller Sr. and crew were making their way back to the dock in Port Jefferson when they were called upon to assist in the cleanup of an oil spill from a local petroleum terminal in Port Jefferson Harbor and MEG was born.

1976

Slick of ’76

Slick of ’76 – Oil Spill St. Lawrence Seaway – MEG responds with the Landing Craft Barbara Miller to assist equipment, personnel, and oil spill debris/waste movement between the impacted islands. Image credit to NCPR.

1977

Ethel H

In February of 1977, at approximately 1900, the Ethel H (II) ran aground on Con Hook Rock in the Hudson River near West Point, New York, while being towed by a tug. The forward section of the barge began taking on water. The vessel was lightered and prevented from sinking, however it had begun to spill oil that became trapped in ice. The cleanup lasted until April on the Hudson River.

1977

South Bay Boatworks

MEG moves to Hagerman and purchases South Bay Boatworks on the Patchogue River.

1978

Mt. Sinai Harbor Oil Spill

The Mt. Sinai Harbor Oil spill was described as the largest oil spill during that times in Long Island.

1979

Seaspeed Arabia

Seaspeed Arabia grounded in the Kill Van Kull off Bayonne, New Jersey. Two port fuel tanks were ruptured and approximately 3,000 barrels of combined No. 2 diesel fuel and No. 6 heavy fuel oil spilled into the New York Upper Harbor.

1979

Seaspeed Arabia

Seaspeed Arabia grounded in the Kill Van Kull off Bayonne, New Jersey. Two port fuel tanks were ruptured and approximately 3,000 barrels of combined No. 2 diesel fuel and No. 6 heavy fuel oil spilled into the New York Upper Harbor.

1985

Island Park Spill

LILCO Island Park Spill - In February of 1985 over 500,000 gallons of #2 Oil spilled in Island Park, NY. High winds of up to 90 mph whip the oil containment boom out of the water.

1989

Exxon Valdez

Response to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
Photo credit to USCG

1990

BT Nautilus Oil Spill

The 811ft BT Nautilus ran aground and spilled 260,000 gallons of thick No. 6 oil in the Kill van Kull waterway near Staten Island, NY.

1991

MEG 20 year Anniversary

1992

OPA 90

Passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 improving on the previous legislation known as the Clean Water Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

NRC

Formation of National Response Corporation

1993

Tampa Ship Channel Collision

Response to Tampa Collision. Photo credit USCG

1993

San Jacinto

Response to San Jacinto River Floods

1994

Puerto Rico

Response to Puerto Rico Barge Grounding

1995

Eagle Point Oil Spill

Response to Eagle Point Spill in Westville, NJ

1996

TWA Flight 800

Response to TWA Flight 800

1996

Julie N

Julie N – Portland, ME

1996

FedEx

Response to DC10 Fire – Newburgh, NY

1997

NUSCO

NUSCO Submarine Cable Repair

1998

Enviro Jet Technologies

Formation of Envirojet Technologies - Envirojet Technologies awarded a 5 year Nationwide Permit for PCB Decontamination by U.S. EPA

1999

Mark Miller

MEG becomes a second generation company – Mark Miller CEO/President

2000

PEPCO

Response to PEPCO Oil Spill Aquasco, MD

2001

30 year Anniversary

2001

WTC

Response to World Trade Center Disaster - U.S. Army Corp. Safety Award

2002

Barge Fire

Response to Barge Fire in Staten Island, NY

2002

Buzzards Bay

Response to Buzzards Bay, MA Oil Spill

2003

ISNETWORLD

ISNETWORLD Membership

2004

ATHOS

Response to ATHOS I Oil Spill

2005

Baltimore

Opened Baltimore Operations

2007

DELMARVA

Opened DELMARVA Operations

2008

M/V Seawitch

Completed decontamination & salvage of the M/V Seawitch

2008

USCG

Received the USCG Meritorious Team Commendation. Download it here.

2010

BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Response to BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

2011

40 year Anniversary

2011

Equipment

Largest Equipment Purchase in Company History

2013

DC Metro

Opened Washington DC Metro Operations

2014

 Y49 Cable

Y49 Submarine Cable Strike and subsequent oil spill

2014

Harrisburg

Opened Harrisburg Metro Operations