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Mission Statement
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The mission of Brown University's Superfund Research Program is to provide Rhode Islanders with a responsive center of technical excellence that takes a research-oriented approach to resolving the complex scientific, engineering, and societal issues that arise when considering the reuse of hazardous waste sites, by focusing on the following specific objectives:

  • Provide Leadership: achieve excellence in basic and applied research, teaching, and service in environmental health and technology

  • Catalyze Research: increase understanding of health risks and solve technological challenges associated with remediation

  • Enhance Connectivity: build bridges across fields and create new interdisciplinary training and educational opportunities

  • Research Translation and Community Engagement: communicate health hazards, guide plans for reuse of contaminated sites, and increase the capacity of state agencies and community groups