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Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration

Contaminants biologists in Region 2 restore habitats and resources injured by releases of hazardous substances using a process called Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR). The goals of NRDAR are to restore the habitats and resources to the condition they would have been had the hazardous substances not been released, and to compensate the public for the loss of their use or enjoyment of natural resources.

Fact sheet on National NRDAR Program (.pdf file)

Fact sheet on Region 2 NRDAR Program (.pdf file)

Other useful links:

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Environmental Contaminants National NRDA site

Department of Interior NRDA National site

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRDA site

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency NRDA site

Contaminants biologists are working on numerous cases throughout Region 2. For more information on specific cases, please click on the State you are interested in below and you will be brought to a new window that contains an image map with the NRDAR sites for that state. Click on a site and you will be brought to a new window that has specific information for that case.





Last updated: April 25, 2016