Superfund Research Program
The Superfund Research Program (SRP) is a network of university grants that are designed to seek solutions to the complex health and environmental issues associated with the nation's hazardous waste sites. The research conducted by the SRP is a coordinated effort with the Environmental Protection Agency, which is the federal entity charged with cleaning up the worst hazardous waste sites in the country. The SRP is federally funded and administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health.
Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund
Superfund is the Federal government's program to clean up the nation's uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Under the Superfund program, abandoned, accidentally spilled, or illegally dumped hazardous waste that pose a current or future threat to human health or the environment are cleaned up. To accomplish its mission, EPA works closely with communities, Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs), scientists, researchers, contractors, and state, local, tribal and federal authorities. Together with these groups, EPA identifies hazardous waste sites, tests the conditions of the sites, formulates cleanup plans and cleans up the sites.
EPSCoR, The U.S. Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
The DOE/EPSCoR program supports basic research spanning the entire range of research supported by the department in states that have historically received relatively less federal research funding. The EPSCoR program supports research cluster activities at EPSCoR states through implementation grants and to individual investigator projects through laboratory-partnership grants in all eligible EPSCoR states, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Human health and human disease result from three interactive elements: environmental factors, individual susceptibility and age. The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate. The NIEHS achieves its mission through multidisciplinary biomedical research programs, prevention and intervention efforts and communication strategies that encompass training, education, technology transfer and community outreach.
National Institutes of Health
NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Resources that provide safety and health information relevant to nanotechnology.
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH is the leading federal agency conducting research and providing guidance on the occupational safety and health implications and applications of nanotechnology.
RI Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (RICOSH)
RICOSH is a non-profit resource center for occupational and environmental health and safety whose primary focus is to prevent occupational and environmental disease and injury. RICOSH pursues this goal in three broad areas: training, technical assistance, and advocacy.
The Living Systems Laboratory
The Living Systems Laboratory (LSL) is exploring the fundamental science, practice and application of sustainable solutions to two hundred years of environmental degradation in the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. The LSL is located in the Mill Villages Park in South Grafton, Massachusetts, on the banks of the Blackstone River and historic Blackstone Canal. As the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution and in its role as "the hardest working river in America" generations of use and misuse have left the Blackstone contaminated with diverse industrial pollutants. LSL is demonstrating innovative bioremediation practices and applied ecology using diverse living systems housed within and engineered ecosystem to restore the Blackstone Canal while providing a durable platform for translational research, science education and public outreach.