Research Needs in the EPA Regions Covered by the Center for Hazardous Substances in Urban Environments

EPA Grant Number: R828771C014
Subproject: this is subproject number 014 , 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: Research Needs in the EPA Regions Covered by the Center for Hazardous Substances in Urban Environments
Investigators: Oguntimein, G. B. , Chen, Guangming , Williams, Sedley
Institution: Morgan State University
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2007
RFA: Hazardous Substance Research Centers - HSRC (2001) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , Land and Waste Management

Objective:

The activities of humans over the years have impacted the environment and are of major concern to governments and communities. The activities of industries also have resulted in the generation of hazardous wastes, which have impacted many communities across the United States, especially in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont); Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands); and Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia). The objectives of this project are to: (1) identify the research needs in EPA Regions 1, 2, and 3 through visits and interviews with EPA officials as well as state Department of Environment officials, environmental industries and other stakeholders; and (2) produce an assessment report on these research needs with the rankings of importance. This report would identify possible hazardous waste sites/Superfund brownfield sites in the three EPA Regions as well as the types of contaminants at the sites and communities impacted by the hazardous wastes, which the center researchers could use for case studies.

Supplemental Keywords:

toxics, exposure, hazardous substances, assessment, cleanup, risk communication, Brownfields, EPA Region 1, EPA Region 2, EPA Region 3, waste containment, RFA, Scientific Discipline, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, Geographic Area, Waste, Environmental Chemistry, Arsenic, Brownfields, Hazardous Waste, Ecological Risk Assessment, Hazardous, Environmental Engineering, EPA Region, hazardous waste disposal, hazardous waste management, hazardous waste treatment, brownfield sites, environmental hazards, contaminated waste sites, urban waste management, Region 3, risk assessment , chemical releases, Region 2, hazardous waste characterization, heavy metals, Region 1

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004 Progress Report
  • 2005 Progress Report
  • 2006
  • Final Report

  • 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