|Helping Government Agencies Use Superfund Science|
In July 2009, the UNC Superfund Research Program's Research Translation Core (RTC) hosted a meeting at UNC-Chapel Hill between RTC leaders representing 15 SRPs and representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the NC Department of Health and Human Services. In all, 40 environmental health leaders came together to discuss ways to work together to improve the use of scientific findings emanating from the SRP. The meeting also aimed to increase participants' understanding of the work practices within EPA and ATSDR and their science and science communication needs as they relate to the Superfund cleanup program. All parties were involved in the planning for the meeting, and participants agreed that the outcomes of the meeting were met. This dialogue will continue with EPA and ATSDR representatives participating in the 2009 SRP Annual Meeting.
For presentations and discussion summaries, visit http://srpcollaborations.wordpress.com/7-28-09/
|Last updated January 29, 2013|