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National Homeland Security Research Center

Laboratory Information:

National Homeland Security Research Center
26 West Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268
Agency/Department: Environmental Protection Agency
Region: Midwest

FLC Laboratory Representative:

Mr. Eric Koglin
Phone: (702) 798-2332
Fax: 702-798-2291

Background/History of the Laboratory:

On September 24, 2002, EPA announced the formation of the National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) to be headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. NHSRC is part of the Office of Research and Development (ORD); it manages, coordinates, and supports a variety of research and technical assistance efforts. NHSRC develops and delivers reliable, responsive expertise and products based on scientific research and evaluations of technology. Our expertise and products are widely used to prevent, prepare for, and recover from public health and environmental emergencies arising from terrorist threats and incidents. The Center provides a management structure that ensures effective design and oversight of research and facilitates interaction with EPA Program Offices and Regions, other federal agencies, the private sector, and research partners. NHSRC's team of world renowned scientists and engineers are dedicated to understanding the terrorist threat, communicating the risks, and mitigating the results of attacks. Guided by the roadmap set forth in EPA's Strategic Plan for Homeland Security, NHSRC ensures rapid production and distribution of security-related products. NHSRC products will include methodologies and tools to support contaminant detection and characterization, treatment and decontamination, physical security enhancement, risk assessment and communication, as well as numerous papers and fact sheets covering a variety of topics.


Technology Transfer Mechanisms:

  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)

Technology Areas of Expertise:

  • Human exposure to chemical, biological, and radiological contaminants
  • Decontamination and Consequence Management
  • Decontamination of buildings and outdoor environments
  • Protective cleanup
  • Response Capability Enhancement
  • Safe disposal of contaminated materials.
  • Safety of wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal procedures
  • Technology Testing and Evaluation
  • Threat and Consequence Assessment
  • Water Infrastructure Protection