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EPA ADMINISTRATOR WHITMAN TO ANNOUNCE MONDAY $22 MILLION IN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RESEARCH GRANTS TO 22 UNIVERSITIES

Release Date: 11/16/2001
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Note to Correspondents

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2001

EPA ADMINISTRATOR WHITMAN TO ANNOUNCE MONDAY $22 MILLION
IN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RESEARCH GRANTS TO 22 UNIVERSITIES

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


EPA Administrator Christie Whitman Monday (Nov. 19) will award more than $22 million in research grants to establish five new Hazardous Substance Research Centers affiliated with 22 universities. The Centers will address concerns about hazardous substances in the environment by conducting basic and applied research, and providing technology transfer and community outreach.

Thirty percent of the total grant money will be used to provide outreach and technology support to help citizens in low-income communities become effective participants in hazardous substance management decisions that might affect them.


WHAT: Announce $22 million in hazardous substance research grants to 22
universities.

WHO: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman
Research Center directors from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore,
Purdue University in Indiana, Oregon State University, Louisiana State
University and Colorado State University.

WHEN: Monday, November 19, 2001, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
(phone 202-387-7783)

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