Clayton State University Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Jacqueline Jordan recently led her Environmental Toxicology students to, if not a major toxicological site, a major superfund site in downtown Atlanta.
The students were invited to visit the United State Environmental Protection Agency in Atlanta, the office being a major superfund site that controls said activities for all the southeastern United States.
“This office sets limits for exposure to air pollution, pesticides, solvents, metals, etc.,” explains Jordan. “They also respond to environmental disasters in all the southeastern states.”
The Clayton State students were able to discuss air and water pollution in Atlanta with several EPA officials, and to meet with the emergency response personnel to understand how they train and response to chemical spills, explosions, oil spills, and the like. Jordan also points out that the trip also gave her students the opportunity to inquire about internships and jobs at the center.
“The students were able to link what they had learned in the classroom to real world application of environmental toxicology,” she adds.