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High grass along the banks of a creek at the 68th Street superfund site.

$51.5 million Settlement Approved to Cleanup and Restore Baltimore’s 68th Street Superfund Site

On November 29, 2017, the Federal District Court of Maryland approved a consent decree (pdf) that moves forward the cleanup and restoration of the 68th Street Superfund Site near Baltimore, Maryland.

Eelgrass along the bottom provides foraging areas and shelter for fish. NOAA photo by Adam Obaza.

10 Years Later: Restoring Injured Natural Resources after Cosco Busan

This is the fifth and final in a series of stories in remembrance of the M/V Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. This piece focuses on the continued restoration efforts funded by the $44.4 million settlement and takes a closer look at two species in particular — eelgrass and rockweed.

Starting to Rebuild

Though a decade has now passed since the Cosco Busan oil spill, restoration efforts are still underway in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

This photo was taken during an overflight near Richmond Bridge. A sheen with brown oil in the convergence was visible. Photo credit NOAA.

Assessing Cosco Busan: The Damage From 10 Years Ago

This is the third in a series of stories in remembrance of the M/V Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. In his blog, Greg Baker talks about the assessment phase that followed the initial response.

As The Fog Cleared

Beach Watch surveyors. Image credit: Jan Roletto/ GFNM

Sentinels of the Coast: Surveying the Beaches After Cosco Busan

This is the fourth in a series of stories in remembrance of the M/V Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. Mary Jane Schramm shares the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s response efforts and the volunteer involvement that took place following the spill.

The Incident: Early Days

This photo is from a press conference at Fort Mason following the Cosco Busan oil spill. Fort Mason was the Incident Command Post during the oil spill response.

The Initial Call: Looking Back 10 Years to the Day of the Cosco Busan Oil Spill

This is the second in a series of stories in remembrance of the M/V Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on November 7, 2007. In his blog, Jordan Stout, with NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration, our Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) partner, goes back to the morning of the spill and the days and months that followed.

The Initial Call

Remembering Cosco Busan: An Overview of the 2007 Oil Spill

This is the first in a series of blogs in remembrance of the M/V Cosco Busan oil spill that happened 10 years ago on Nov. 7, 2007. See links below for related articles and blogs taking a look back at this oil spill and it's aftermath.

The Spill