Superfund Basic Research Program
As charged by its enacting legislation, the primary mission of the SBRP is to support research and outreach activities to address the broad, complex health and environmental issues that arise from the multimedia nature of hazardous waste sites. More specifically, the enacting legislation mandates that the SBRP fund research focused to develop:
As part of a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary Program, the work supported under each funded grant links biomedical research with related engineering, hydrogeological and ecological research. This holistic approach helps to better understand and address the environmentally complex nature of hazardous waste sites, integrating various academic disciplines such as molecular biology, geology, epidemiology, and toxicology.
The research categories listed on this page provide further insight into specific research funded by the SBRP.