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With Restoration, Will Willamette River Lampreys Rebound for Northwest Tribes?

This is a post by Office of Response Restoration’s Robert Neely and Restoration Center’s Lauren Senkyr. It’s mid-summer, and something amazing is happening at Willamette Falls, a pounding cascade of...

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Historic New England Town, Once Plagued by Tack Factory’s Toxic Pollution,...

In spring of 2013, the transformation of the polluted Atlas Tack Superfund site into vibrant coastal habitat is hard to miss. Here, you can see the new freshwater marsh with the town of Fairhaven,...

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$3.7 Million to go toward Restoring Contaminated Natural Resources in Alabama

Part of a $5 million settlement with BASF following pesticide releases Beginning in the 1950s, hazardous wastes from producing the pesticide DDT were released into unlined pits at the McIntosh, Ala.,...

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In Oregon, an Innovative Approach to Building Riverfront Property for Fish...

This is a post by Robert Neely of NOAA’s Office of Response Restoration. Something interesting is happening on the southern tip of Sauvie Island, located on Oregon’s Willamette River, a few miles...

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How Do You Begin to Clean up a Century of Pollution on New Jersey’s Passaic...

A mechanical dredge removes sediment from an area with high dioxin concentrations on the Passaic River, adjacent to the former Diamond Alkali facility in Newark, New Jersey. (NOAA) Dozens of companies...

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Restoring an Urban Dump Near Baltimore

Reeds cover large portions of the wetlands. These areas will be restored through proposed methods such as changing the water flow and using chemical control. (Credit: NOAA) Baltimore can be defined as...

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Podcast: Restoration of Industrial Waste Sites (Episode 5)

The American Cyanamid Superfund Site affected the Raritan River in northern New Jersey. Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey An unfortunate by product of some industrial activities is the release of...

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Portland Harbor Superfund Site Restoration Plan Announced

The St. Johns Bridge spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. Image credit: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency NOAA announced a plan to restore natural resources in the Portland Harbor...

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