Welcome to the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain
Hazardous Substance Research Center
Kansas State University (KSU)
leads the fourteen-institution consortium for the Great Plains/Rocky
Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center (HSRC). The other member
institutions are Lincoln, Haskell Indian Nations, Colorado State,
Montana State, South Dakota State, and Utah State Universities,
along with the universities of Iowa, Northern Iowa, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming. The center was established in 1989
to conduct research pertaining to hazardous substances produced
through agriculture, forestry, mining, mineral processing, and other
activities. It serves Federal Regions 7 and 8.
Specific research projects focus on soil and water contaminated
by heavy metals from mining wastes and other industrial activities,
soil and groundwater contaminated by organic chemicals, wood preservatives
that contaminate groundwater, pesticides identified as hazardous
substances, improved technologies and methods for characterizing
and analyzing contaminated soil, and waste-minimization and pollution-prevention
methods and technologies.
Also Inside the HSRC Website
- Contact - Get in touch
with the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain HSRC. Find contact and personnel
- Search - Locate exactly
what you are looking for using our search engine. Powered by Google,
search through the entire site, including the full text of PDF
- Read publications from the GP/RM HSRC like the Journal
of Hazardous Substance Research and the annual Conference
- Conferences -
Get the latest conference and workshop happenings from around the globe.
- Programs - Information
on projects, initiatives, and programs sponsored by the HSRC, including
the TOSC program and
the NESC initiative.
- Research - Research
project abstracts and other information from the studies we conduct
- Phytoremediation - Cleaning
up our environment using grass, trees, and other plants.
- Links - Other relevant
sites you might find interesting.
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In October of 2001, the Midwest
HSRC at Purdue University and the Rocky
Mountain HSRC at Colorado State University were established to continue
serving the hazardous substance research and technology transfer needs
of EPA Regions 5 and 7, and Region 8, respectively. The grant period for
the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain center is ending, and work at this center
will be completed during 2002 and 2003. Please use the links above for
information on programs and activities of the new centers.