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TODAY: EPA Administrator to Speak at INTERPOL Meeting on E-Waste

Release Date: 05/25/2010
Contact Information: Dave Ryan Ryan.dave@epa.gov 202-564-7827 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON -- Today, May 25, 2010, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will speak at a meeting of INTERPOL’s Global E-Waste Crime Group. More than 90 representatives from 22 countries are gathering May 25-27 to focus on developing a worldwide strategy to combat the illegal traffic of electronic waste, a growing international problem that poses environmental and health risks, especially in developing countries in Africa and in Asia. Today, the first day of the meeting, will be open to the public and the media. The remaining days are working law enforcement sessions that will be closed to the media and the public.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

WHAT: INTERPOL Global E-Waste Crime Group Meeting (Public Session)

WHEN: Tuesday, May 25, 2010: Open to the public and the media 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

          Administrator Jackson will give remarks at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Old Town Alexandria
1767 King St.
Alexandria, Va. 22314