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EPA Research

EPA Research Recent Impacts Report 2016

Cleaner air, land, and water. Vibrant, healthy neighborhoods. These hallmarks have been the overarching impacts of more than 45 years of EPA research and engineering. For over four decades, EPA’s innovative, cutting-edge work has made the nation a safer and more prosperous place for American families.

The stories in this document—such as how EPA’s homeland security research helped New York City prepare for a potential biological attack; how Agency clean air experts are ushering in a new generation of small, inexpensive, and portable air monitoring technologies that communities can use; and how EPA researchers help state and regional partners address the challenges of contaminated lands—are just a small sampling of EPA's science that protects public health and meets the most pressing environmental challenges of the day.... all while working toward a healthier future for everyone.

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  • EPA Research Recent Impacts Report 2016 (PDF)(19 pp, 3 MB, 2016)
    EPA research doesn’t only inform high-profile emergencies – it also provides the scientific foundation for life-saving environmental protections and directly helps states and communities across the nation make their neighborhoods healthy.