Rocky Mountain Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center Training and Technology Transfer Program

EPA Grant Number: R829515C005
Subproject: this is subproject number 005 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R829515
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: HSRC - Rocky Mountain Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center for Remediation of Mine Waste Sites
Center Director: Shackelford, Charles D.
Title: Rocky Mountain Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center Training and Technology Transfer Program
Investigators: Woods, Sandra L.
Current Investigators: Wildeman, Thomas
Institution: Colorado State University
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: November 1, 2001 through October 31, 2003
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

Objective:

The primary goal of the Rocky Mountain Regional HSRC Training and Technology Transfer Program is to provide effective training and technology transfer resulting in the progression of ideas from the laboratory to application. Cooperation between Centers is critical to creating efficiencies that will allow the highest quality outreach programs. We will establish partnerships with other Centers to leverage their programs - providing service to Region 8. Similarly, we will seek to establish ties with the Training and Technology Transfer Programs of existing centers to meet needs in other regions pertaining to mining wastes, metals contamination, and acid mine drainage.

The purpose of the Training and Technology Transfer Program is to support the mission of the Center by: (1) promoting organizational linkages, (2) ensuring outreach to industry, communities, and states, (3) facilitating the use of innovative means of information transfer, (4) supporting investigations at the interface of disciplines, (5) exploiting opportunities in science, engineering, and technology where the complexity of the research needs requires the advantages of scope, scale, duration, equipment, and facilities, and (6) capitalizing on diversity through involvement of under-represented groups.

Approach:

The Center will facilitate the progression of laboratory research to field applications by supporting activities that result in idea generation, information transfer, laboratory and pilot-scale testing, field demonstrations and applications. Training and technology transfer activities will be developed based on the needs of the stakeholders and will incorporate face-to-face interaction and technologies, as appropriate.

Expected Results:

The Rocky Mountain Regional HSRC meets each of the project objectives through the use of multi-disciplinary teams spanning multiple institutions, through linkages to existing HSRC's, and through the use of a wide variety of information transfer media. The project will result in several activities that generate new ideas (i.e. annual Center meetings, joint research projects, seminars, etc.), that transfer information (i.e. conference presentations, expansion of the Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, publications, Web sites, electronic and print-based newsletters), as well as activities that support and transfer information concerning laboratory-, pilot-scale, and field applications.

Supplemental Keywords:

acid mine drainage, remediation, mine waste, risk assessment, technology transfer, training, outreach., RFA, Industry Sectors, Scientific Discipline, Waste, Water, Contaminated Sediments, Remediation, Mining - NAIC 21, Hazardous Waste, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology and Ecosystems, Geology, Hazardous, Environmental Engineering, risk assessment, contaminant transport, contaminated waste sites, contaminated marine sediment, suspended sediment, acid mine drainage, runoff, sediment transport, stream ecosystems, remediation technologies, training and outreach, natural organic matter, field monitoring, mining, Selenium, treatment, aquatic ecosystems, technology transfer, arsenic, groundwater, heavy metals, mining impacted watershed, mining wastes, technical outreach, metal contamination, acid mine runoff

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002 Progress Report
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R829515    HSRC - Rocky Mountain Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center for Remediation of Mine Waste Sites

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R829515C001 Redox Transformations, Complexation and Soil/Sediment Interactions of Inorganic Forms of As and Se in Aquatic Environments: Effects of Natural Organic Matter
    R829515C002 Fate and Transport of Metals and Sediment in Surface Water
    R829515C003 Metal Removal Capabilities of Passive Bioreactor Systems: Effects of Organic Matter and Microbial Population Dynamics
    R829515C004 Evaluating Recovery of Stream Ecosystems from Mining Pollution: Integrating Biochemical, Population, Community and Ecosystem Indicators
    R829515C005 Rocky Mountain Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center Training and Technology Transfer Program
    R829515C006 Technical Outreach Services for Communities and Technical Assistance to Brownfields
    R829515C007 Evaluation of Hydrologic Models for Alternative Covers at Mine Waste Sites
    R829515C008 Microbial Reduction of Uranium in Mine Leachate by Fermentative and Iron-Reducing Bacteria
    R829515C009 Development and Characterization of Microbial Inocula for High-Performance Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage
    R829515C010 Reactive Transport Modeling of Metal Removal From Anaerobic Biozones
    R829515C011 Assessment of Electrokinetic Injection of Amendments for Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage
    R829515C012 Metal Toxicity Thresholds for Important Reclamation Plant Species of the Rocky Mountains
    R829515C013 An Improved Method for Establishing Water Quality Criteria for Mining Impacted Streams