Project 3: Hazardous Waste Thermal Treatment and Community Exposure to Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals

    Jennifer Richmond (Leader)

    This study addresses questions related to human exposure to Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals (EPFRs), a recently realized class of pollutant species found at Superfund sites and formed during certain thermal treatment (TT) processes. Specifically, this research will provide critical information about the extent and duration of air and detonation-related noise pollution in communities near Superfund and other TT sites handling hazardous wastes. This comprehensive picture of exposure will have important implications for guiding environmental and public health policy.