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2019 Accomplishments: The Year in Review

A line of oil visible in the marsh across the water.
Lake Washington A10 well leak in Rattlesnake Bayou, Louisiana on Dec. 10, 2018. Image credit: NOAA.

For NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Fiscal Year 2019 was a year filled with new challenges and new achievements. In FY19: we provided scientific support for 133 pollution-related incidents (including a historic World War II tanker); we provided disaster coordination during the 2019 hurricane season through the Disaster Preparedness Program; we helped to settle seven pollution cases, resulting in $28 million for natural resource restoration; and we made major advances in data management. 

Each year, we put annual report as an overview of the efforts in oil and chemical spill response, shoreline restoration, marine debris reduction, and the many other tasks OR&R accomplished. These accomplishments show our dedication to science-based solutions for protecting and restoring natural resources from coastal hazards.

Find out more about OR&R’s work for the past fiscal year by viewing our 2019 Accomplishments Report.