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Schools Invited to Participate in Internet Training on Mercury

Release Date: 10/31/2003
Contact Information:


David Deegan 617-918-1017 / deegan.dave@epa.gov


(10/31/03) EPA is co-hosting a web-based video cast workshop entitled “Enhancing Pollution Prevention in School and Laboratory Facilities: Lessons Learned from Mercury Reduction Programs.” The workshop will be held Monday, Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m. EST. The workshop cover the risks associated with mercury in schools, ways to eliminate mercury from schools, emphasize student safety and the use of environmentally sound practices for school labs. Individuals can register for the workshop, request continuing education units and access the training from their personal computers by logging onto the following website: http://www.mercuryinschools.uwex.edu . Individuals can attend the actual training workshop on Nov. 17 at the main campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. For more information, go to: http://www.mercuryinschools.uwex.edu .