NIH grants URI $8M for clean water program

URI Graduate School of Oceanography professor Rainer Lohmann, an expert in marine pollutants, welcomed an $8 million National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences grant to study drinking water pollutants and will direct a national network of Superfund Research Program centers to address contamination in Cape Cod./ PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
NORTH KINGSTOWN - Polluted drinking water will be the target of a new University of Rhode Island research center whose operations will be funded by an $8 million, five-year National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences grant, announced the university Tuesday. Over the next five years URI Graduate School of Oceanography professor Rainer Lohmann, an expert in…

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