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GEMS: Great Environmental Moments in Science

Peter Jutro, Cynthia Sonich-Mullin, Gregory Sayles, Jonathan Herrmann.

Homeland Security Research Program: Directors’ Roundtable

Research leaders talk about EPA’s role and responsibilities in homeland security.

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Interagency Collaboration Tests Response to Anthrax Contamination

EPA partners with five other agencies and departments to work together to conduct and evaluate various anthrax-decontamination technologies in real-world scenarios.

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Post Amerithrax: Advancing the Science and Engineering of Decontamination

EPA scientists are developing and evaluating decontamination technologies to inactivate lethal bacteria such as anthrax.


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From Disaster to Recovery:  Waste Management Planning and Response

EPA scientists develop innovative tools to assist decision-makers manage wastes from natural and man-made disasters.

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Standing By: EPA Helps Nation's Laboratories Prepare for Emergency Response Operations

EPA researchers enhance nation’s scientific capacity to analyze large number of samples.

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Enhancing Water Security: EPA Prepares for Intentional Contamination Incidents

EPA scientists make a variety of tools available to drinking water managers to help them keep water safe and secure.

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EPA Examines Ways to Treat Biotoxins in Drinking Water

Agency researchers advance science to help protect the nation's drinking water.

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PALS: Developing Provisional Advisory Levels for Interim Recovery Actions

EPA researchers are leading the development of health-based emergency exposure levels to help protect communities and emergency response professionals while they recover from a chemical incident or attack.

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