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Science in Action: Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, Ada, Oklahoma

The Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center (RSKERC) in Ada, Oklahoma, is EPA’s center of expertise for groundwater remediation and ecosystem restoration research. RSKERC provides critical research in response to EPA office, partner, and stakeholder needs. This research is led by the Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division (GWERD), an EPA research and development division headquartered in RSKERC. GWERD directly supports three of EPA’s six National Research Programs that provide the scientific foundation needed to protect public health and the environment:

  • Sustainable and Healthy Communities
  • Safe and Sustainable Water Resources
  • Chemical Safety for Sustainability

RKSERC contains state-of-the-science laboratories, analytical equipment, instrumentation, and field equipment used to study the transport and transformation of contaminants in soil, groundwater, and surface water.

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