Urban Environmental Issues: Hartford Technology Transfer and Outreach

EPA Grant Number: R828771C009
Subproject: this is subproject number 009 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R828771
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: HSRC (2001) - Center for Hazardous Substances in Urban Environments
Center Director: Bouwer, Edward J.
Title: Urban Environmental Issues: Hartford Technology Transfer and Outreach
Investigators: Hoag, George , Carley, Robert , Perkins, Chris
Institution: University of Connecticut
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002
Project Amount: Refer to main center abstract for funding details.
RFA: Hazardous Substance Research Centers - HSRC (2001) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , Land and Waste Management


The objectives of this technology transfer and outreach program are; to provide an independent and objective source of services and education to Hartford communities affected by hazardous substances in their environment and to empower residents and municipal employees of Hartford by providing relevant technical assistance and environmental education.


ERI will work to integrate the research and outreach activities of the center into the curriculum of the Hartford science magnet school. We will provide three paid summer internships, awarded on a competitive basis to students so they may gain hands on environmental experience. These internships will be associated with active center research projects, under the direct supervision of principal investigators. A short course geared towards municipal and community leaders will be developed. This course will cover the introductory environmental sciences associated with the research priorities of the center, to include air toxics, brownfields, lead poisoning, and indoor air quality. Effective communication and leadership skills will be integrated into the curriculum of the program. There will be no fee associated with enrollment in this course.

During the second year of the program, an interactive, multimedia Hazardous Substance Research Center CD-ROM will be developed. This Interactive training hybrid CD-ROM will provide a comprehensive overview of the sampling, analytical, and state-of-the-art research methods used in this program. This CD-ROM will provide a low cost and long-term solution to technology transfer and education in an interesting multimedia learning environment, complete with new and emerging technologies and methodologies. The sampling and analytical methods modules will include photographic images, graphics, full-motion video and narration to emphasize key elements. The summer internship program and environmental short course will be continued during the second year of the program.

Expected Results:

The beneficial results of the internship and short course program elements will be effective training of personnel more capable of making informed assessments and decision regarding urban environmental issues, ultimately enhanced urban environmental quality. The CD-ROM program elemental is expected to significantly enhance informational access by the target audiences.

Supplemental Keywords:

urban, environment, CD-ROM, hazardous, substance, brownfields, quality, short-course, multimedia., RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, PHYSICAL ASPECTS, Waste, Health Risk Assessment, Risk Assessments, Hazardous Waste, Brownfields, Physical Processes, Ecology and Ecosystems, Hazardous, CD-ROM, brownfield sites, environmental hazards, outreach material, contaminant dynamics, risk assessment , exposure, human exposure, urban environment, technology transfer, outreach and education, human health risk, technical outreach, community support

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R828771    HSRC (2001) - Center for Hazardous Substances in Urban Environments

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R828771C001 Co-Contaminant Effects on Risk Assessment and Remediation Activities Involving Urban Sediments and Soils: Phase II
    R828771C002 The Fate and Potential Bioavailability of Airborne Urban Contaminants
    R828771C003 Geochemistry, Biochemistry, and Surface/Groundwater Interactions for As, Cr, Ni, Zn, and Cd with Applications to Contaminated Waterfronts
    R828771C004 Large Eddy Simulation of Dispersion in Urban Areas
    R828771C005 Speciation of chromium in environmental media using capillary electrophoresis with multiple wavlength UV/visible detection
    R828771C006 Zero-Valent Metal Treatment of Halogenated Vapor-Phase Contaminants in SVE Offgas
    R828771C007 The Center for Hazardous Substances in Urban Environments (CHSUE) Outreach Program
    R828771C008 New Jersey Institute of Technology Outreach Program for EPA Region II
    R828771C009 Urban Environmental Issues: Hartford Technology Transfer and Outreach
    R828771C010 University of Maryland Outreach Component
    R828771C011 Environmental Assessment and GIS System Development of Brownfield Sites in Baltimore
    R828771C012 Solubilization of Particulate-Bound Ni(II) and Zn(II)
    R828771C013 Seasonal Controls of Arsenic Transport Across the Groundwater-Surface Water Interface at a Closed Landfill Site
    R828771C014 Research Needs in the EPA Regions Covered by the Center for Hazardous Substances in Urban Environments
    R828771C015 Transport of Hazardous Substances Between Brownfields and the Surrounding Urban Atmosphere