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Tag: Contaminants

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  • Dark, shiny oil covers a shoreline and the grasses growing on the beach.
    Information icon An oiled shoreline along the Savannah River. Photo by USFWS.


    The role of the Environmental Contaminants Program in the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to protect wildlife and their habitat from the harmful effects of pollution. The Program’s main responsibilities include: Spill Incident planning and response, Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR), identification and assessment of potential environmental hazards, and technical support.  Learn more...


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    Information icon Blackside dace. Photo by Brian Wulker, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Contamination hurts Appalachian streams

    January 26, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Sadly, we often hear about the abuse of our public streams – from the coal-ash pond failure in East Tennessee, to recent wastewater treatment plant failings across western North Carolina, to high mercury levels in fish in Lake Fontana. These problems degrade water quality, which impairs our ability to enjoy and use the river – from tubing and fishing to revival baptisms.  Learn more...

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