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Articles from June 16, 2017

Posted: June 16, 2017
River with trees and kayakers along the sides.

JUNE 16, 2017--The Sustainable Raritan Initiative was inaugurated in 2009. Planning and environmental programs at Rutgers University work together with stakeholders to build momentum toward restoring the Raritan River, its tributaries and estuary. NOAA's Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program (DARRP) has been working to protect and restore trustee resources in the Raritan River watershed well before the formation of the Initiative and made us a likely partner.

Posted: June 14, 2017
Two men standing on one side of a table talking with a woman. Image credit: NOAA

JUNE 16, 2017 - Do you respond to oil train accidents too? What’s the story on the garbage island? Those were some of the questions answered on June 9 by Office of Response and Restoration staff at the annual NOAA Open House in Seattle, Washington.

Posted: June 16, 2017
Man speaking at a podium.

JUNE 16, 2017-- Staff from OR&R’s Emergency Response Division and Assessment and Restoration Division participated in the annual national-regional meeting of the national agency leadership for the National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP).

Posted: June 16, 2017
Two children with a wheelbarrow.

JUNE 16. 2017--Earth Day in June! On Friday, June 9, OR&R staff participated in a Brooklyn public school's "Earth Day in June" science celebration.

Posted: June 16, 2017

JUNE 16, 2017--The Marine Debris Program (MDP) Chief Scientist, Amy V. Uhrin, participated in the annual meeting of the European Commission's Technical Group for Marine Litter (TGML) held in Gdansk, Poland, June 8-9.

Posted: June 16, 2017
Boat with machinery in middle of river.

JUNE 16, 2017--As part of the five-year review process for the Hudson River site, EPA convened a Five Year Review Team that included state and federal agencies, Community Advisory Group members, EPA and their consultants.

Posted: June 16, 2017
Three people sampling on a beach.

JUNE 16, 2017--During the week of June 5 in Washington State, the OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division joined trustees and representatives from Phillips 66 to prepare for a worst case scenario NRDA drill later this year.

Posted: June 16, 2017
Woman gives presentation beside screen with image.

JUNE 16, 2017--On June 6, The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) participated in the annual Symposium to Advance Research (tjSTAR) at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA.

Posted: June 16, 2017
Ten people pose for photo.

JUNE 16, 2017--During the week of June 13, the OR&R Diversity Committee had a two-day operational meeting to evaluate their progress over the past two years and align on an action plan for the coming two years.

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