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Environmental Contaminants Program
Protecting Natural Resources from Environmental Contamination
Fish and wildlife are exposed to harmful chemicals released through a myriad of human activities such as oil spills, industrial and municipal discharges, mining and smelting, pesticides from residential lawns and runoff from agricultural lands, and many others. In addition, fish and wildlife face new threats every day from newly introduced contaminants such as flame retardants, stain repellents, chemical additives, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals.
The Environmental Contaminants Program provides specialized expertise in pollution science to identify and prevent adverse effects, and then to restore the environment back to a healthy condition. We have experts in oil and chemical spill response, determining water quality effects on fish and wildlife, determining pesticide effects, and restoring habitats harmed by pollution.
Natural Resource Damage Assessment: