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EPA and Oklahoma Officials Celebrate 50 years of Scientific Research and Development

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

DALLAS – (Aug. 1, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, recognizing a half-century of scientific excellence, and contributions to environmental research and technology. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 919 Kerr Lab Research Dr., Ada, Okla. 74820. The event will provide a platform for discussing ground water issues and research in Central and Western United States.

The Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center houses the Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Ada, Okla. The office develops strategies and technologies to protect and restore ground water, surface water and ecosystems affected by human-made and natural events.  The lab is also first carbon-neutral facility.

WHO:      Lek Kadeli USEPA, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Management

                 Ron Curry, USEPA, Regional Administrator

       Tom Cole, U.S. Representative

                 Mary Fallin, Governor, Oklahoma

       Jim Reese, Secretary, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

       Susan Paddack, Oklahoma State Senator

       Todd Thomsen, State Representative

       Bill Anaotubby, Governor, Chickasaw Nation

       John Hargrave, President, East Central University

       Guy Sewell, Director of Research, Oka’ Institutes

WHEN:     Wednesday, Aug. 3

                 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHERE:    Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center

       919 Kerr Lab Research Dr.

       Ada, Okla. 74820

Full agenda: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-robert-s-kerr-environmental-research-center-50th-anniversary-event-and-technical

Credential media press who would like to attend this event, please email r6press@epa.gov

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