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PA EPA UNVEILS MODERNIZED STORET
Release Date: 09/04/98
FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1998
EPA UNVEILS MODERNIZED STORET
On Sept. 3, EPA released its modernized version of the STOrage and RETrieval (STORET) water quality database system (Phase 1). STORET will serve as EPA’s principal repository for marine, freshwater and biological monitoring data. Modernized STORET is free to users, easy to use, flexible enough to go anywhere you can take a laptop and requires quality assurance information for data credibility. The new modernized STORET system is designed to meet the current and future needs of all of the agency’s partners and stakeholders including federal agencies, states, tribes, local governments, academic groups and citizen volunteers involved in the collection of water quality data. The original STORET was developed in the 1960s and operated for 33 years. Modernization of the system took seven years and involved a wide range of stakeholders. Copies of the CD rom are now available free of charge from EPA. Data stored in STORET will be accessible to the public on the Internet early in 1999 as part of the Phase 2 release. To obtain a copy of STORET, call 1-800-424-9067 or e-mail STORET@epa.gov.