Superfund Research Program

January 2023

Representatives from the 10 FRTR member agenciesRepresentatives from the 10 FRTR member agencies gathered at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC for the meeting. (Photo courtesy of Jean Balent)

Strategies to move environmental cleanup technologies from research and development to the field headlined the agenda of the first in-person Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR) meeting in three years. The event brought together leaders from 10 federal agencies, including NIEHS, to discuss how they can collaborate to meet hazardous waste contamination cleanup goals and emerging needs.

“As our remediation goals evolve and new challenges arise, our priority as federal agencies and FRTR members is to innovate to meet new cleanup needs,” said NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) Health Scientist Administrator Heather Henry, Ph.D., a member of the FRTR steering committee.

At the meeting, Henry shared examples of small businesses and technologies that spun off from SRP research projects.

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