TIEHH to Receive $850,000 in Federal Funding to Study High-Energy Explosives

The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University will receive $850,536 in federal funding to help researchers continue studying the impact of high-energy explosives on the environment.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Nov. 27, 2006
CONTACT: John Davis, john.w.davis@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2136

LUBBOCK – The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University will receive $850,536 in federal funding to help researchers continue studying the impact of high-energy explosives on the environment.

Congressman Randy Neugebauer will announce the funding at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Lecture Room at TIEHH, located at Reese Technology Center.

“This outstanding support that Congressman Neugebauer has facilitated for TIEHH’s continued research on residues from high-energy explosives, particularly as related to U.S. Department of Defense Live Fire Training Ranges, will assist the Department of Defense in maintaining mission readiness while at the same time limiting impact to the environment,” said Ron Kendall, director of TIEHH.

The money comes from the Department of Defense's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. Funding for the research and development of new technology in part came as a result of allocations that Neugebauer secured in the FY06 Department of Defense appropriations bill.

CONTACT: Ryan Bounds, assistant director, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, (806) 885-4567, ryan.bounds@tiehh.ttu.edu.