Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration


In partnership with affected state, tribal and federal trustee agencies, the NRDA Restoration Program conducts damage assessment, the first step toward resource restoration, used to provide the basis for determining needs.


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5 Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

TUE, APRIL 28, 2015, 03:56 PM EST

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon Macondo oil well drilling platform started the largest offshore marine oil spill in U.S. history, releasing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, over a period of eighty-seven days. Read More >


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Cosco Busan Seawall Restoration Project, California

MON, APRIL 27, 2015, 03:35 PM EST

The O’Shaughnessy Seawall at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California is getting a face-lift after nearly a century of holding back the sand and sea at Ocean Beach. Funding for this project comes from the 2007 Cosco Busan settlement. Read More >


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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for PMB Visits Overland Pond Park in Denver, CO

WED, APRIL 15, 2015, 04:22 PM EST

On March 27, 2015, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, Kristen Sarri, visited Overland Pond Park in southwest Denver to promote DOI’s 50 Cities Initiative. Read More >


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Cosco Busan Oil Spill Trustee Council Update

WED, APRIL 15, 2015, 11:47 AM EST

2014 was another big year for restoration projects funded through the Cosco Busan oil spill settlement. Over $15 million, allocated to over 50 projects, was at work enhancing and restoring beaches and habitat around the Bay Area. Read More >


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Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from Hazardous Substances Releases at Richardson Hill Road Landfill Superfund Site, Delaware County, New York

THU, FEBRUARY 12, 2015, 04:37 PM EST

On January 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice approved the "Settlement Agreement among the United States Department of the Interior, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Honeywell International Inc.; and Amphenol Corporation." Read More >