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Science in Action: EPA Research Supporting States

Cover of Science in Action: EPA Research Supporting StatesEPA ORD has developed critical partnerships to ensure our work is relevant to real-world environmental challenges and that scientific findings and tools are delivered to and translated for decision makers. ORD has partnered with the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS, the national association of state environmental agency leaders) and its research arm, the Environmental Research Institute of the States (ERIS), to ensure that our research is useful and practical for states to help address their on-the-ground problems.

This document compiles summaries of how EPA ORD's work during the past years, in partnership with state agencies, counties, communities, and universities, has supported states in their efforts to protect human health and the environment. These stories highlight a wide range of research, development, decision support tools, and technical assistance efforts focusing on air and water pollution, chemicals, Superfund and other contaminated site remediation, infrastructure and homeland security - all of which are vitally important to helping states address the highest priority, on the ground problems.  

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