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Articles from October 21, 2016

Posted: October 14, 2016
Woman speaking at a lectern in front of flags.

OCTOBER 14, 2016--Last week, OR&R's Dr. Amy Merten participated in the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials Meeting as her role as Chair of the EPPR Working Group.

Posted: October 21, 2016
Group of people holding up a poster in front of a large metal bin.

OCTOBER 21, 2016--On October 14, NOAA Marine Debris Program Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator, Nir Barnea, joined the Fishing for Energy partners for a derelict fishing gear collection bin launch event at the Maritime Museum Hall in Westport, WA.

Posted: October 21, 2016
Riverbank lined with trees.

OCTOBER 21, 2016--NOAA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection have released for public comment a settlement agreement with a potentially responsible party (PRP) for contamination in the Raritan River related to the American Cyanamid Superfund Site located on the Raritan river in Bridgewater, NJ.

Posted: October 21, 2016
Man demonstrating equipment to group.

OCTOBER 21, 2016--Since 2005, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division (ERD) has teamed up with California’s Office of Spill Prevention & Response (OSPR) to provide oil spill training known as Environmental Response to Oil Spills (EROS).

Posted: October 21, 2016
Man crouching to work on a beach.

OCTOBER 21, 2016--OR&R’s Emergency Response Division, California’s Office of Spill Prevention & Response (OSPR), and the U.S. Coast Guard teamed up with Chevron to explore the utility of unmanned aerial systems (UAS, a.k.a. drones) as a reconnaissance tool for shoreline oiling.

Posted: October 21, 2016
Map with photo.

OCTOBER 21, 2016--California’s Office of Spill Prevention & Response (OSPR) recently developed an iPad-based electronic field data collection tool for spill response.

Posted: October 21, 2016
Students and an instructor on a beach.

OCTOBER 21, 2016--A diverse group of 44 students from federal and state agencies, industry, and academia attended the course, held in Portsmouth, NH, October 3-7.

Posted: October 21, 2016
Two men holding an award.

OCTOBER 21, 2016--A delegation from Singapore are in the United States October 17-25 to learn about emergency preparedness and crisis management, involving environmental issues such as floods, typhoons, oil spills, and volcanic ash.

Posted: October 21, 2016
Group working on a beach.

October 19, 2016 -- From October 11-13, the Emergency Response Division of OR&R conducted Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) team member training at the EPA Gulf Ecology Division Laboratory in Pensacola Beach, FL.

Posted: October 21, 2016

OCTOBER 21, 2016--OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division staff attended the fall meeting of the Hudson-Delaware Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (HDC SETAC) on October 18-19 at the Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, NJ.

Posted: October 21, 2016
Publications stacked on a table.

OCTOBER 21, 2016--The director of OR&R, Dave Westerholm, met with the leadership of the American Salvage Association on October 14. Joining the director were Scott Lundgren, the Emergency Response Division Chief, Kate Clark, OR&R Chief of Staff, and Carlie Herring, Research Analyst for the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

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