MAY 25, 2018 — During the week of May 28, 2018, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division will be hosting a contingency planning specialist from the Autoridad del Canal de Panamá [ACP (Panama Canal Authority)] in Seattle.
Articles from May 25, 2018
MAY 25, 2018 — Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, five-year reviews are conducted at Superfund Sites to evaluate remedy performance and protectiveness of human health and the environment whenever hazardous substances remain above concentrations that prohibit unrestricted use.
MAY 25, 2018 — On May 8, divers, lobstermen, and partners from the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation and World Animal Protection worked together to remove a two-ton mass of fishing gear from Dyer Cove near Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The gear is thought to be the largest collection removed from the Gulf of Maine in the last 10 years.
MAY 25, 2018 — NOAA and other Trustee Council members have been conducting a natural resources damage assessment since 2010 for the Portland Harbor Superfund site in Portland, Oregon, to evaluate natural resource injuries incurred over time in areas contaminated with hazardous substances (pesticides such as DDT, PCBs, and others), and oil.
MAY 25, 2018 — On May 22, OR&R staff joined co-trustees and representatives from the Newtown Creek Alliance, Riverkeeper, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to tour some of the community's preferred potential restoration options along Newtown Creek — a heavily contaminated waterway that forms part of the border between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York.
MAY 25, 2018 — Demi Fox is the Northeast regional coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) and is based in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
MAY 25, 2018 — The Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC), chaired by the director of the Marine Debris Program (MDP), held its quarterly meeting on May 14, 2018.
MAY 23, 2018 — NOAA and other trustees have been conducting a natural resources damage assessment since 2010 for the Portland Harbor Superfund site in Portland, Oregon, to evaluate natural resource injuries incurred over time in areas contaminated with hazardous substances (pesticides such as DDT, PCBs, and others), and oil.
OR&R Attends 24th annual North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry meeting
MAY 25, 2018 — OR&R’s Ken Finkelstein attended the 24th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (NAC-SETAC) on May 22-23 at the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, New Hampshire.
MAY 25, 2018 — On May 18, Marine Debris Program team members attended the Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit in Newport, Rhode Island. There, crews from the seven competing sailboats paused their race around the world to gather together with partners to discuss marine conservation.
MAY 25, 2018 — NOAA presented Bronze Medal and Distinguished Career Awards Tuesday, May 22. Following a keynote address by Acting NOAA Administrator RADM Tim Gallaudet, NOAA leadership recognized award recipients.