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PRESS ADVISORY -- TODAY: EPA Administrator to Tour Agency's Environmental Laboratory in Edison, NJ

Release Date: 08/03/2010
Contact Information: Brendan Gilfillan, gillfillan.brendan@epa.gov (202) 590-0335; Jennifer May may.jennifer@epa.gov (646) 369-0039

(New York, N.Y.) TODAY, Tuesday, August 3rd, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will tour the Agency's Edison Environmental Center in Edison, NJ. A press briefing will take place immediately following the visit. Administrator Jackson will be joined by Congressman Frank Pallone and Edison Mayor Antonia Ricigliano to highlight the Agency’s commitment to science, and protecting human health and the environment.

      What: Press Briefing

      Where: EPA Edison Environmental Center; 2890 Woodbridge Ave. Edison, NJ. In front of Environmental Response Team’s new trailers (between buildings 209 and 212).

      When: TODAY, Tuesday, August 3rd at 1:00PM
      Note: allow time to get through the security gate.

      Who: Congressman Frank Pallone; EPA Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson; Edison Mayor Antonia Ricigliano

The Edison Environmental Center is equipped with several laboratories where key analysis and scientific information is gathered to support the agency's regional environmental programs. The 281,000 square-foot Edison campus is also home to a national emergency operations center, a newly refurbished center that allows EPA to efficiently coordinate with field personnel during emergencies and to run a 24-7 operation during major emergencies. Just two weeks ago, new trailers arrived that will house the new national Response Team lab facilities, which will provide more modern equipment to respond to emergencies.