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      Toxic contaminants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), oils, and heavy metals make
      their way into offshore sediments. Federal and state agencies cleaning the sites use NCCOS
      information to help certify their success.
Toxic contaminants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), oils, and heavy metals make their way into offshore sediments. Federal and state agencies cleaning the sites use NCCOS information to help certify their success.

Each of our five centers has specific capabilities and research expertise in coastal and ocean issues. Three of the centers are dedicated research laboratories, another conducts research through analyses of field data, and one funds research with competitive grants.