UNC Superfund Research Program

The UNC Superfund Research Program (SRP) conducts cutting-edge research on how chemicals found at hazardous waste sites impact human health and the environment. We are developing better ways to detect chemicals in the environment, clean up contaminated sites, and minimize human and environmental risks due to exposure.

The UNC SRP trains new scientists and engineers in interdisciplinary research while sharing our findings with a broad and diverse audience of scientists, regulators, legislators, and communities.

NEWS

Linking prenatal exposure to arsenic to disease in later life
Protein changes associated with prenatal exposure to arsenic may hold the key to understanding the workings of adult-onset diseases tied to arsenic in the environment, according to a recent study by Dr. Rebecca Fry. [read more]

NEWS

Scientist studying effects of Dan River coal ash spill
UNC SRP scientist Dr. Damian Shea is now coordinating with state and federal regulatory agencies to help determine the type and amounts of toxic chemicals present in coal ash spilled into the Dan River in early February, enabling regulators to better assess potential risks to communities along the river. [read more]

This program is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (#P42ES005948).