Research CentersNew (2001) Hazardous Substance Research Centers
In 2001, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established five (5) new university-based Hazardous Substance Research Centers (HSRCs) affiliated with 22 universities. The Centers will address concerns about hazardous substances in the environment by conducting basic and applied research, and providing technology transfer and community outreach. The broad objective of these new centers is similar to that of the original HSRCs.
Uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites, like warehouses and landfills, exist on thousands of properties where chemical wastes were dumped in the past. Congress established the Superfund Program in 1980 to locate, investigate and clean up the worst sites nationwide. The new Centers are part of EPA's program to fund research and training on the management of hazardous substances and publish the research results.
The Centers will also work on the remediation and redevelopment of Brownfields. These are abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.
To achieve the goal of advancing the next generation of research, training, technology transfer, and technical assistance on hazardous substance problems, the 2001 HSRCs will investigate the following broad objectives:
In response to the above objectives, the Johns Hopkins University
will study the processes for detecting, assessing and managing risks
associated with the use and disposal of hazardous substances in
urban environments. The Centers at Purdue University in Indiana,
Oregon State University, Louisiana State University and Colorado
State University will investigate the removal of contaminants from
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., "EPA Center for
Hazardous Substances in Urban Environments":
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., "Great Lakes,
Mid-Atlantic, and Great Plains Hazardous Substance Research Center
for Integrated Remediation Using Managed Natural Systems":
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., "Western Region
Hazardous Substance Research Center for Developing In-Situ Processes
for VOC Remediation in Groundwater and Soils":
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., "South and
Southwest Hazardous Substance Research Center":
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., "Rocky
Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center for Remediation of
Mine Waste Sites":
The other affiliated universities that will share in this research are: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark; Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Connecticut, Storrs; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta; Rice University, Houston, Texas; Texas A&M University, College Station; Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio; Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kan.; Howard University, Washington, D.C.; Kansas State University, Manhattan; Michigan State University, East Lansing; University of Cincinnati; University of Missouri, Rolla; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg; Colorado School of Mines, Golden; Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
2001 Hazardous Substance Research Centers:
Hazardous Substance Research Center
Substance Research Center