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.
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]
Teaching about the Dan River coal ash spill
Check out the new blog post from our colleagues at the UNC Institute for the Environment for a collection of information and resources teachers can use to address the recent Dan River coal ash spill in the classroom [read more]
This program is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (#P42ES005948).