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Assessing Perchlorate Occurrence on Ambient Waters Following the Usage of Fireworks Request for Applications (RFA) and Informational Webinar
August 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research on the behavior of perchlorate after fireworks events near water sources.
Perchlorate is a chemical used in rocket propellants, explosives, flares, and fireworks. Prior research has investigated water contamination from fireworks; however, there are gaps in understanding the magnitude and extent of perchlorate contamination before, during, and after fireworks are discharged around drinking water sources.
Research results from this RFA are expected to provide a better scientific understanding of the magnitude and timing of perchlorate after fireworks events and enable states and utilities to determine whether actions may be needed to reduce exposure via drinking water.
Applications should address both of the following research areas:
- Research Area 1: Evaluation of perchlorate concentration/occurrence in ambient waters before and after firework display events.
- Research Area 2: Development of watershed models.
If interested in potentially serving on the external scientific Peer Review Panel, rather than applying, please send your contact information and a copy of your resume to Julie Wanslow (firstname.lastname@example.org) at your earliest convenience, or by Monday, 8/29.
Apply here to become a researcher.
Register here to attend an informational webinar on Thu, August 18, 2022 at 2 to 3 pm ET.