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EPA hosts Environmental Nanotechnology Conference in Chicago, Oct. 7 - 9, 2008

Release Date: 09/18/2008
Contact Information: Mick Hans, 312-353-5050, Kären Thompson, 312-353-8547,

No. 08-OPA144

CHICAGO (Sept. 18, 2008) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will host the 2008 International Environmental Nanotechnology Conference: Applications and Implications, Oct. 7 - 9 at Chicago's Hyatt Regency Hotel, 151 E. Wacker Dr.

Researchers from Asia, Australia and Europe will join U.S. scientists and government officials to discuss nanotechnology applications for environmental cleanup, pollution control and the implications of releasing engineered nanoparticles into the environment.

Opening remarks Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. will be provided by EPA Region 5 Deputy Administrator Bharat Mathur, EPA Office of Research and Development Assistant Administrator George Gray and EPA Nanotechnology Manager Jeff Morris. The conference agenda includes over 100 presentations and poster sessions. About 40 exhibitors will be represented at the poster session the evening of Oct. 9. Registration for the entire event is $475.

Partner agencies represented at the conference include the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Science Foundation, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Energy and University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Lakes Centers for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health.

Find more information at, or contact EPA's Warren Layne (, 312-886-7336) or Charles Maurice (, 312-886-6635).

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