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Homeland Security Research

About this Issue

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About this Issue

A Note from EPA's National Program Director for Homeland Security Research.

Science Features

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Helping an Ally, and Learning from Disaster

EPA homeland security researcher and partners help Japan in the aftermath of devastating earthquake, tsunami, and radiation leak.

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Stand-by Science: EPA Helps the Nation Be Better Prepared for Emergency Response

EPA researchers are helping to increase the nation's laboratory capacity to support large-scale emergency response operations.

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Clean Up Gets Easier Using EPA's Incident Waste Decision Support Tool (Video)

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Anticipating Public Questions During a Water Emergency

EPA study helps drinking water utilities prepare for emergency response communications.

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Helping Individuals Respond to Radiation

EPA scientists are checking out cleaning methods to help decontamination efforts.

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Testing Anthrax Decontamination Techniques

EPA and partners advance real world techniques to decontaminate anthrax bacteria.

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Chemical Warfare Agent Analytical Standards Facilitate Lab Testing

EPA chemists and partners are developing standards and methods to support lab analysis of chemical agents.

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Advancing Anthrax Response Capabilities

EPA researchers developed an open-access protocol for anthrax detection and informing response activities.

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Advancing Ways to Clean Up Drinking Water Systems

EPA researchers and partners are building the nation's first "Water Security Test Bed".

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Sustaining Our Access to Clean, Safe Drinking Water

Homeland security researchers provide the tools water utilities need to monitor drinking water systems.

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Gaining from Net Zero

EPA scientists join forces with the U.S. Army sustainability initiative to advance decontamination technologies.

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Recipe for Success: Collaborating with Our Federal Partners

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Please contact Aaron Ferster: ferster.aaron@epa.gov.

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