UA SRP Presents to Southern Arizona Business Coalition

UA SRP researchers were invited to deliver mining-focused presentations to the Southern Arizona Business Coalition throughout 2014 and into 2015.


Mexican Delegation visits UA, Meets to Discuss Sustainable Mining

Alejandro Tello, Senator of the state of Zacatecas and President of the Science and Technology Commission of the Senate in Mexico, visited the University of Arizona to learn about efforts in mining, engineering, and technology.


Jim Field Receives Binational Grant

Jim Field and his binational colleagues have received a grant to study health risks of toxic metals from mine tailings.


Trainee Delivers Study Results

UA SRP Trainee Yoshira Ornelas presented her findings from a study of well water contaminants to the impacted community.


Welcome to the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program

Hazardous Waste Risk and Remediation in the Southwest

The Superfund Research Program at the University of Arizona uses an interdisciplinary approach to study hazardous waste issues in the U.S. Southwest (and Mexico border). We focus on arsenic, chlorinated solvents, and mine tailings. Our biomedical and environmental scientists collaborate to investigate risks, develop remediation strategies, and translate research findings to government stakeholders and the affected community. Our mission is to advance science and to use the research conducted by our program for the improvement of human health and the environment.