Texas Tech University

University researchers develop tool to identify areas of toxic waste contamination

The Brown Daily Herald

March 13, 2019

A team of two current and one former University researchers has designed a geospatial tool and database that can map and identify likely regions of toxic waste contamination in Rhode Island, with applications in transportation, ecology, policy-making and quality of life, among others.

Jennifer Guelfo, currently an assistant professor of civil, environmental and construction engineering at Texas Tech University, led the sampling effort and worked with Marlow to develop a risk index, which is the criteria for labeling different areas as high or low risk.

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