The Brown Superfund Research Program (SRP)—Toxicant Exposures in Rhode Island: Past, Present, and Future—uses its highly successful paradigm of academic-government-community partnerships to tackle environmental health and remediation concerns in Rhode Island, an appropriate geopolitical context for interdisciplinary initiatives.
NIEHS Fact Sheet
The National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences' Superfund Research Program (SRP) provides funding for research programs that support the work of the EPA's Superfund.
Superfund is the federal government's program to clean up the nation's uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.
National Priorities List (NPL)
The NPL is a list of the locations that are of most concern for either known or suspected pollution in the United States. There are currently 12 National Priorities List sites in Rhode Island.
Superfund Sites in RI
The USEPA has placed 12 sites in Rhode Island on the National Priorities List (NPL).
Rhode Island's Brownfields
Brownfields are real property; the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. Brownfield sites include all "real property" including residential, as well as industrial commercial properties. The law further defines the term "brownfield site" to include a site that is "contaminated by a controlled substance . . . is contaminated by petroleum or a petroleum product excluded from the definition of 'hazardous substance' . . . is mine-scarred land."
Reinvesting in Rhode Island's Brownfields