Initiatives

​In partnership with environmental colleagues at the Camp Pendleton Superfund Site, the UC San Diego Superufund Research Program (Research Translation Core) went into the field at Camp Pendleton to collect soil samples from a site contaminated with arsenic  (May 10, 2013). The samples will be used in Dr. Julian Schoreder’s lab to test the capacity of plants to extract arsenic from soil.  The Schroeder lab is doing research on phytoremediation.
UCSD Urban Studies and Planning students and students from San Diego State University, conducted over 810 vacant lot/brownfield surveys in 20 neighborhoods of Southeast San Diego, City Heights, Mid City Eastern and Golden Hill, as part of their hands-on fieldwork course requirements.
The UCSD Superfund Research Center’s (SRC) Community Engagement Core (CEC) is a community-university partnership to help reduce exposures to crossborder flows of hazardous wastes and to improve environmental public health in the San Diego-Tijuana city-region. The CEC’s first step in this initiative, was to conduct a toxicant survey and environmental health needs assessment from those living within and adjacent to the Los Laureles Canyon.
The Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB or Board) is an independent federal advisory committee. The GNEB advises the President and Congress of the United States on good neighbor practices along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Overview. Continuing the efforts of the UCSD Superfund Research Center’s (SRC) Community Engagement Core (CEC), a community-university partnership to help reduce exposures to crossborder flows of hazardous wastes and to improve environmental public health in the San Diego-Tijuana city-region, the CEC conducted a Dust Pilot Study in two Tijuana neighborhoods, one within and one adjacent to the Los Laureles Canyon.
Research Translation Core (RTC) is collaborating with the UCSD Spatial Information Systems Lab  to create an open access web application for scientific mapping and spatial analysis of superfund toxicants. This technology enables scientists and planners to fuse existing publicly available data sources with vacant lot and toxicant data currently being collected, and display it spatially as multiple layers on clickable maps.

Contact

UCSD Superfund Research Center
University of California, San Diego
Pharmacology Department
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0722
La Jolla, CA 92093-0722