Syracuse, NY – SRC, Inc. recently received multiple contract awards and contract modifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue its research into pollution prevention, environmental health, and site-specific risk assessments.
SRC was awarded an $18.2 million contract to support the U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Risk Assessment Division. Under this contract, SRC will support EPA evaluations of environmental and health hazards for new and existing chemicals and bio and nanotechnology products. SRC will assist in the evaluation of all new chemicals entering the marketplace, develop computerized tools to predict environmental fate and adverse toxicological effects, investigate new evaluation methodologies to identify safer products, and develop strategies, methodologies and guidance for assessing human health risks from exposure to metals and fibers.
Additionally, SRC received a $17.8 million contract to support the EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA, Cincinnati Division). SRC has more than 30 years of experience providing toxicological assessment support for NCEA. Under this contract, SRC will assist NCEA with the development and prioritization of toxicological assessments for chemicals found in the environment, while integrating new technologies into risk assessments to address chemicals with limited toxicity data. SRC will also help to develop new approaches for public health and ecological assessment of chemical mixtures.
These contracts will support about 40 existing positions in SRC’s Syracuse headquarters and another 20 positions at locations elsewhere in the U.S. Funding for these contract vehicles is contingent upon the EPA’s budget for fiscal year 2018 and beyond.
SRC also received two contract modifications from the EPA, delivering an additional $2.1 million of funding to evaluate the environmental and health hazards of new and existing chemicals. This contract is a part of the EPA’s "Safer Choice" program, helping to protect the health and safety of American consumers.
"We are excited to apply our expertise in environmental and human health risk assessment methodologies to help the EPA," said Paul Tremont, president and CEO. "Our scientists are world-renowned and leading the way to a safer and healthier environment for everyone."
"This funding from the EPA will allow SRC to continue its important, innovative efforts to reduce pollution, while adding jobs locally," said Rep. John Katko. "I’m proud to support SRC and the state-of-the-art work they do across a wide variety of platforms here in Central New York."
SRC, Inc. (@SRCScoop), a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology and ingenuity to solve “impossible” problems in the areas of defense, environment and intelligence. Across our family of companies, we apply bright minds, fresh thinking and relentless determination to deliver innovative products and services that are redefining possible® for the challenges faced by America and its allies.
Since 1957, our commitment to the customer and the best solution — not the bottom line — has remained a core value that guides our efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies we invent and manufacture, the laboratories and facilities we build, the people we hire, and communities where we work. Today, more than 1,100 engineers, scientists and professionals work together at SRC to protect our people, environment and way of life.