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CHEMICAL SECURITY PREPAREDNESS SEMINARS SCHEDULED

Release Date: 11/29/2001
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FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2001

CHEMICAL SECURITY PREPAREDNESS SEMINARS SCHEDULED
Luke C. Hester 202-564-7818/hester.luke@epa.gov


Free seminars are scheduled on chemical security preparedness, including security at sites and in distribution, directed especially at manufacturers, distributors, transporters and customers. The seminars will cover security plans and threats and challenges of terrorism and will be given by experts from EPA, other agencies and the chemical industry. The seminars will be held at the Radisson Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, La., on Nov. 29, the Adams Mark Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 6, the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore, Md., on Dec. 13 and at a location to be announced in Los Angeles on Jan. 23. Prior to the seminar in Baltimore, there will be an EPA conference on Dec. 9-13 at the same hotel dealing with chemical emergency preparedness and prevention. More than 1,600 participants are expected to attend. There will be approximately 100 workshops, computer training sessions and off-site tours. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman will address the conference on Dec. 10. Other speakers will include top officials of other federal agencies, members of Congress, corporate officials, officials of New York City and 2002 Olympics planners. Further information is available at: http://www.2001conference.org and http://www.americanchemistry.com

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