Superfund Research Program
Asbestos Fate, Exposure, Remediation, and Adverse Health Effects
Center Director: Ian A. Blair
Grant Number: P42ES023720
Funding Period: 2014-2020
News Items List
SRP Represents at International Battelle Symposium
SRP News Page - June 2019
Superfund Research Program (SRP) researchers were on hand at the Battelle Fifth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies to discuss advances in green and sustainable approaches to clean up hazardous waste sites. The conference provided a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences, and opportunities in the field, including advances in bioremediation, or the cleanup of contaminants using microorganisms.
Component of Flaxseed Helps Protect Heart Function in Septic Mice
SRP News Page - March 2019
A novel synthetic compound made from flaxseed can protect heart function in mice with sepsis, according to new research in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center. Sepsis is an inflammatory condition that develops in response to infection and can lead to heart failure and death.
Siderophores Reduce Asbestos Toxicity in Soil
Research Brief - October 2018
Researchers have discovered that natural compounds released from bacteria and fungi in soil, known as siderophores, can decrease the toxicity of asbestos fibers. According to the authors, their results support the feasibility of asbestos bioremediation, or using organisms such as bacteria to degrade contaminants at waste sites.
Eight Northeast SRP Centers Convene at Regional Meeting
SRP News Page - April 2018
The Northeast Superfund Research Program (SRP) Meeting brought together eight SRP Centers to discuss collaborations and network. Held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on March 26 - 27, the meeting included scientific presentations and poster sessions.
Northeast SRP Researchers Gather to Discuss Research and Opportunities for Collaboration
SRP News Page - April 2017
On April 4 and 5, SRP researchers from institutions across the northeast gathered in Boston for the Northeast Superfund Research Program (SRP) Meeting. The event was hosted by the Northeastern University PROTECT SRP Center and co-sponsored by SRP Centers from Boston University, Brown University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn SRP Center Researcher and BoRit Community Advisory Group Receive EPA Award
SRP News Page - October 2016
University of Pennsylvania Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center researcher Edward Emmett, M.D., and the members of the BoRit Community Advisory Group (CAG) were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2016 Citizen's Excellence in Community Involvement Award.
Six promising Superfund trainees receive K.C. Donnelly awards
Environmental Factor - September 2016
Six promising NIEHS-funded Superfund Research Program (SRP) trainees were awarded K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplements to fund their research at other institutions. The annual award, now in its sixth year, honors the memory of longtime SRP grantee and environmental health researcher Kirby (K.C.) Donnelly, Ph.D.
NIEHS Superfund research training spurs collaboration with EPA
Environmental Factor - February 2015
The University of Pennsylvania Superfund Research Program (Penn SRP) Center worked closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to plan a day of training on mobile air monitoring technology, groundwater restoration, and community involvement for staff from the EPA mid-Atlantic regional office.