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Nanotechnology for Hazardous Waste Site Remediation Technical Workshop

Release Date: 10/18/2005
Contact Information:

Contact: Suzanne Ackerman, 202-564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C. - October 18, 2005) EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) will sponsor a two-day workshop on the application of nanotechnology to clean-up of hazardous waste sites on Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21, 2005. The workshop will present the latest results from research and current practices regarding the use of nanotechnology for hazardous waste site remediation. Attendees will include members of the academic, government, and private sector communities.

WHAT: Nanotechnology for Hazardous Waste Site Remediation Technical Workshop

WHO: Walter W. Kovalick, Jr., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Solid Waste and Remediation
Ben Wu, Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy, U.S. Department of Commerce
          Richard Mach, United States Navy

WHERE: U.S. Department of Commerce - Main Auditorium
1401 Constitution Ave., N.W.
          Washington, D.C. 20230
(Metro: Orange/Blue lines to Federal Triangle
Walk one block south to Constitution Ave.
and one block west to 14th St.)

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005. 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21, 2005. 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

More information, including the draft agenda, is available at:

Journalists may register by contacting Susan Westrup, contractor to the EPA, at 202-343-9635.