Environmental Assessment and GIS System Development of Brownfield Sites in Baltimore

EPA Grant Number: R828771C011
Subproject: this is subproject number 011 , 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: Environmental Assessment and GIS System Development of Brownfield Sites in Baltimore
Investigators: Chen, Guangming , Oguntimein, G. B. , Williams, Sedley
Institution: Morgan State University
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2006
RFA: Hazardous Substance Research Centers - HSRC (2001) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , Land and Waste Management

Objective:

This research involves a multidisciplinary approach to environmental assessment of at-risk sites in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The objectives of the research project are to: (1) work in collaboration with city, state, and federal partners to collect, analyze, and document the data on the locations, usage history, risk factors, and potential for remediation of selected existing brownfield sites in Baltimore; (2) develop a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) inventory of environmental activities at these sites; and (3) conduct outreach activities that will provide community service, environmental education, and information through the creation of partnerships with stakeholders impacted by brownfields.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 3 publications for this subprojectView all 108 publications for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

environmental assessment, geographic information system, GIS, brownfield sites, brownfield, Baltimore, Maryland, MD, remediation, outreach, community service, environmental education, stakeholders, Morgan State University, MSU, Park Heights Reisterstown Corridor Coalition, PRCC, asthma, lead contamination, site assessment, economic assessment, hazardous waste, hazardous substance, underground storage tank, petroleum contamination, toxic chemicals, auto body shop, health risks, safety risks, mapping, urban communities, pollution prevention, green chemistry., RFA, Scientific Discipline, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, Waste, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Ecosystem/Assessment/Indicators, Ecosystem Protection, Ecological Effects - Environmental Exposure & Risk, Brownfields, Environmental Monitoring, Ecological Risk Assessment, brownfield sites, environmental hazards, risk assessment, risk assessment , environmental risks, environmental assessment, environmental consequences, hazardous waste, GIS, environmental education

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002
  • 2003 Progress Report
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 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