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Articles from October 2, 2015

Posted: October 1, 2015

OCTOBER 1, 2015--Last week the NOAA Marine Debris Program published a federal funding opportunity to support eligible organizations to educate the public about the issue of marine debris through dedicated activities to prevent the introduction of marine debris.

Posted: October 1, 2015
Billboard with words: A Superfund site runs through it.

Recent analyses by scientists in NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration indicate that fish in the Lower Hudson River won't achieve EPA's protective goals until decades later than predicted in the 2002 Record of Decision.

Posted: October 1, 2015

OCTOBER 2, 2015--The Coast Guard and other federal, state and local agencies participated in a two-day, government-led, full-scale exercise on September 22-23 to evaluate the capabilities and effectiveness of the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads area contingency plan.

Posted: October 2, 2015
Man writing on large piece of paper on the wall.

OCTOBER 2, 2015--On September 22 and 23, 2015, the OR&R Outreach Team met in Silver Spring to review how well the team met its goals and objectives from Fiscal Year 2015 and create a new Outreach Action Plan for FY 2016. With representatives from the Marine Debris, Assessment and Restoration, and Emergency Response Divisions of OR&R, the group initiated plans for three new outreach campaigns to be conducted over the next fiscal year.

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