The UK RTC has developed partnerships with several federal agencies. These include:


The US Department of Energy

Researchers associated with the UK SRC have been partnering with the US Department of Energy at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant since 1994. A summary of activities can be found at the KRCEE website. From 2010 to 2012, researchers from the UK SRC worked with a diverse group of stakeholders from the Paducah community to formulate a future community vision for the PGDP. A copy of the final report from the study is available here.


The US Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio
    Researchers associated with the UK SRC have been collaborating with researchers from the EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio for several years. These collaboration have resulted in a Memorandum of Understanding between the lab and the University of Kentucky.
     
  • National Homeland Security Research Center
    Researchers associated with the UK SRC have been partnering with researchers from the EPA National Homeland Security Research Center for several years. In 2008, Dr. Ormsbee (associate director of the UK SRC) served on a BOSC review of the Center. These callaborations have resulted in research in support of water distribution systems security: Water Security
     
  • Region 4 Atlanta
    Researchers associated with the UK SRC have collaborated with regulators and scientists from EPA Region 4 as part of ongoing remediation efforts at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and a large watershed management project near Louisville in the Floyds Fork Watershed. Researchers with the UK SRC are also currently collaborating with researchers from other SRC (i.e. Duke and North Carolina) to better translate the research from the SRP to regulators and scientists with EPA Region 4.
     
  • EPA Series: A Citizen's Guide to Cleanup Technologies; including 22 fact sheets.

ATSDR

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances. UK-SRC RTC members work to partner with ATSDR to address various health related issues at Superfund sites in Kentucky. We also work to extend the results of nutritional research to address risk assessment and management issues at the national level (see article).

In, 2012, Dr. Anna Hoover served as the steering committee chair for a joint meeting between the NIEHS Superfund Program, CDC/ATSDR and EPA (see article)


PEPH

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) is a network of scientists, community members, educators, healthcare providers, public health officials, and policymakers who share the goal of increasing the impact of environmental public health research at the local, regional, and national level. PEPH defines environmental public health as the science of conducting and translating research into action to address environmental exposures and health risks of concern to the public. UK-SRC RTC members have participated in several PEPH sponsored activities and contributed to the PEPH metrics manual