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$28 Million to Restore Marine Resources Damaged by Pollution

A before image (top) and after image (bottom) of coral habitat.
Before and after of corals injured by the T/V Margara ship grounding. Image credit: NOAA.

What can $28 million do to restore polluted waters across America? In the 2019 fiscal year, NOAA worked with our co-trustees to reach settlements to restore natural resources injured by pollution.

Seven cases were settled, including one oil spill, one ship grounding, and five hazardous waste sites. This $28 million will go toward restoring habitats, fisheries, public spaces, and the communities and economies that depend on them.

Explore our story map to learn more about what $28 million means for waters across America.