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$28 Million to Restore Marine Resources Damaged by Pollution

OCTOBER 28, 2019 — 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.

Before and after images of coral restoration.
Image credit: NOAA.

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.

Please contact Tom.Brosnan@noaa.gov or Megan.Ewald@noaa.gov for more information.

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