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WORLD TRADE CENTER CLEANUP A HIGHLIGHT OF RCRA NATIONAL MEETING IN WASHINGTON THIS MONTH

Release Date: 01/04/2002
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2002

WORLD TRADE CENTER CLEANUP A HIGHLIGHT OF RCRA

NATIONAL MEETING IN WASHINGTON THIS MONTH

Dave Ryan 202-564-7827 / ryan.dave@epa.gov


The challenge of the World Trade Center cleanup to solid and hazardous waste managers, not just counter- terrorism experts, will be discussed at the 2002 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) National Meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan. 15-18. On Jan.18, EPA will present A The World Trade Center Cleanup and Implications for the Future @ as one of three plenary sessions and more than 70 topics on the meeting agenda. All sessions will be fully open to the public. The special Trade Center session will include an industry and government expert discussion of the solid waste implications of the Trade Center collapse. The discussion will include topics on how authorities can develop plans to manage the debris from natural or human-caused disasters, as well as on innovative A green @ approaches to making buildings safer while standing and when demolished. An example of a green approach would be using indoor paint with less toxic solvents. The other two plenary sessions are titled A Leading Partnerships for Cleaner Communities @ and A Improving the Quality of Life through RCRA. @ Topics in the regular sessions will include corrective action cleanups, brownfields redevelopment, permitting, municipal solid waste, non-hazardous industrial and special waste, waste minimization and federal, state and tribal programs. In addition, exhibits of environmental initiatives of various federal waste programs and their state, industry and environmental group partners will be on display. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. N.W.; phone 202-737-1234. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. For admittance to meeting sessions, all attendees must present photo identification on-site and wear badges issued by EPA. For further information on the meeting, contact Gina Bowler at 703-308-7279 (bowler.gina@epa.gov) or visit the website: http://www.epa.gov/osw/meeting

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