Superfund Research Program at Boston University.

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Virtual Tour of New Bedford Harbor Environmental Health in Southeastern Massachusetts

Introduction to New Bedford Harbor, Past and Present

Introduction to New Bedford Harbor, the surrounding communities, and the history of contamination.

Social and Environmental Landscape of New Bedford Harbor

Current social and environmental challenges faced by community members and regulators.


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The Boston University Superfund Research Program is an interdisciplinary program that conducts and communicates research on the impacts of improperly managed hazardous wastes. Specifically, we study the effects of exposures to substances commonly encountered in hazardous waste disposal on reproduction and development in humans and wildlife.

The program is divided into five projects within two main areas: 1) Epidemiological Studies and 2) Methods and Mechanisms. The program also includes five cores, which provide support both to the program itself as well as to communities and other researchers.

We hope this web site will be useful to you in learning about this research and using the tools and information we have developed. If you are visiting the site looking specifically for resources available to communities faced with hazardous waste disposal issues, please see the Community Resources section. If you are in government, research, or industry and would like to see the research tools and methods we have made publicly available, please see the Research Resources section.

Supported with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Superfund Research Program.

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