The Superfund Basic Research Program--Research for the Future

August 2006
Environmental Health Perspectives;Aug2006, Vol. 114 Issue 8, pA489
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the Superfund Basic Research Program, a university-based grants program established in 1987 in the U.S. The program supports basic research for practical application to address the nation’s problems associated with hazardous waste sites. It is evolving and developing new approaches to address these problems. Moreover, a course was set to allow the Superfund Basic Research Program to award grants annually and to diversify funding mechanisms. NIEHS has made awards to six programs addressing complex issues associated with hazardous waste sites through interdisciplinary, multiproject team approaches.


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