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Articles from April 24, 2015

Posted: April 24, 2015
Ice covering water with a large crack.

APRIL 24, 2015--For years, OR&R has been concerned about staff’s ability to operate safely and effectively in the harsh arctic environment in the event of a major incident, given the wide range of weather-related and environmental hazards.

Posted: April 24, 2015
An abandoned vessel laying partially submerged in the water.

APRIL 24, 2015--This week, 52 representatives from 15 states, four federal agencies, and Canada gathered at the NOAA Disaster Response Center in Mobile, Alabama, for a NOAA Marine Debris Program workshop focusing on abandoned and derelict vessels (ADVs).

Posted: April 24, 2015
Man speaking at a podium.

APRIL 24, 2015--While Deepwater Horizon is on many policy-makers minds the week of April 20, OR&R participated in a briefing to help inform Senate offices about spill response.

Posted: April 24, 2015
Four people pulling a large fish into a boat.

APRIL 24, 2015--On April 16, 2015, the Hudson River Summit, in Poughkeepsie, New York, brought together about 400 people to hear about the Hudson River Estuary Program's 2015-2020 Action Agenda, a conservation and restoration blueprint.

Posted: April 24, 2015
Man in red and black coat.

APRIL 24, 2015--On April 15 and 22, 2015, OR&R’s Alan Mearns teamed up with retired oil toxicologist Dr. Jim Clark, to give two morning lectures at Edmonds Community College on lessons learned since the Exxon Valdez.

Posted: April 24, 2015
Group of students in a classroom.

APRIL 24, 2015--On April 15 and 16, 2015, emergency planners and responders gathered at NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center in Mobile, Alabama, for an in-depth discussion of the CAMEO software suite in light of Presidential Executive Order (EO) 13650 to improve chemical facility safety and security.

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