Superfund Research Program
The SRP funds multidisciplinary research that addresses the broad, complex human and environmental health issues surrounding hazardous waste sites. Consequently, its research has the potential to impact many sites and stakeholder groups whose work complements that of the Program, particularly the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and state and regional hazardous waste agencies.
Recognizing the importance of maintaining open communications channels with these sister agencies, we actively engage with our colleagues in other government and state organizations in an effort to improve the Program's ability to address societal needs, transfer the most recent research results and identify potential future research needs.
Recent partnerships include:
- ATSDR Seminar Series: SRP has teamed with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to bring together researchers and federal practitioners by holding an ongoing seminar series on topics of interest to the ATSDR. Held since 2008, these seminars provide a rich opportunity for academic-governmental collaboration.
- Risk-e-Learning Series: SRP conducts interactive web-based seminars in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). These seminars provide information about innovative treatment and site characterization technologies to the hazardous waste remediation community.
- NARPM Annual Training Meeting: SRP has presented an exhibit at the National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) Annual Training Meeting since 2004, and has organized and participated in technical sessions since 2009. This meeting gives researchers a rich opportunity to interact with "on the ground" remediation professionals and bring their research out of the lab and into an application setting. Remediation professionals have the opportunity to meet with researchers, learn about new technologies, and brainstorm innovative approaches for treating their sites.