In the News…
Public Health and Drinking Water News Briefs
|August 9, 2004|
|Thousands Suffer Effects of Waterborne Disease in Wake of Bangladesh Flood|
|Technology Program Aims to Improve Water Quantity, Quality|
|Fresh Produce – The New Frontier in Food-Borne Disease Prevention|
|EPA and DHS Accepting Proposals for Research on Microbial Risk Assessment|
|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are seeking grant applications to fund a research center on microbial risk assessment. One grant of up to $10 million will be awarded to establish the “Cooperative Center of Excellence on Microbial Risk Assessment,” which is designed to support homeland security objectives.
The new center will address critical data gaps that hamper the completion of credible microbial risk assessments necessary for decontamination. Definitive microbial risk assessments are needed by government agencies to quickly ascertain and communicate potential risks for high-priority biological threat agents such as anthrax, smallpox, botulism, plague, viral hemorrhagic fever and tularemia.
The grant will be managed by the EPA at the National Center for Environmental Research. Institutions of higher education and non-profits located in the U.S., as well as tribal, state and local governments are eligible to apply.
For additional information from the EPA regarding microbials, please go to:
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