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Emergency Response Research

EPA's emergency response and homeland security research provides science and technology needed to effectively respond to and recover from disasters. Natural and man-made disasters, whether intentional or unintentional, can result in contamination that threatens human health, the environment, and our economy. Communities must be resilient to avoid such catastrophes. Resilience requires scientific information to support good decisions.

Read about EPA's research on COVID-19 in the environment.

Save the Date: Decon Conference

EPA's International Decontamination Research & Development Conference (Virtual) 

November 1-5, 2021

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