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Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC)


The Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC) was constructed on a 22-acre site donated by the City of Cincinnati. The property lies adjacent to the main campus of the University of Cincinnati and near the major hospital and medical research complex. The building was completed in 1975 at a cost of $28 million, and was dedicated by President Gerald R. Ford.

The Center is one of two major EPA research centers in the nation, housing research laboratories, training facilities, and administrative offices. The ten-story structure is located at 26 W. Martin Luther King Drive and is named for its first director, Dr. Andrew W. Breidenbach. Dr. Breidenbach served as EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water and Hazardous Materials and was a dedicated leader in many facets of environmental protection.

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