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United States Environmental Protection Agency
Nanotechnology and Superfund: Looking Ahead
Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Superfund Basic Research Program
Original Time/Date of Presentation:

November 8, 2007, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, EST (19:00-21:00 GMT)

Presentation Overview:

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Superfund Basic Research Program (NIEHS/SBRP), in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), presents "Nanotechnology and Superfund - Looking Ahead." This is the final seminar in the Risk-e-Learning series "Nanotechnology - Applications and Implications for Superfund" and will begin with a brief overview of the major points in the series by moderator Dr. Heather Henry, NIEHS/SBRP.

The seminar will focus on policy and future research directions in nanotechnology, with a particular focus on Superfund-related issues. Dr. David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson Center, will present "Where Does the Nano Go?" discussing end-of-life regulation of nanomaterials. His talk will focus on the Environmental Law Institute report that explores how nanowastes could be regulated under RCRA or CERCLA. Dr. Randy Wentsel, National Program Director, Contaminated Sites/Resource Conservation, ORD/EPA, will provide an "Overview of ORD Draft Nanotechnology Research Strategy (NRS)" covering its development, research themes, and anticipated outcomes. The seminar will end with a discussion on how to stimulate increased collaboration and linkage of research products.

Previous Risk-e-Learning Nanotechnology seminars aired on CLU-IN January 18, 2007, February 13, 2007, March 15, 2007, April 19, 2007, May 31, 2007, August 16, 2007, September 12, 2007, and October 18, 2007; audio recordings are available through the CLU-IN archives.

Presenters: Instructor: Moderator:
  • Larry Whitson, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Contractor, MDB, Inc (
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