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2015 EPA International Decontamination R&D Conference

EPA International Decontamination ConferenceThe 2015 EPA International Decontamination R&D Conference will be held May 5-7, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina.

This 8th international conference on decontamination research and development is hosted by U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development’s National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC).

The conference is designed to facilitate presentation, discussion, and further collaboration on research and development focused on an all-hazards approach to cleaning up contamination, especially chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) threat agents.

Highlighted sessions on the agenda include:

  • Destruction of Syrian Chemical Agents and the Field Deployable Hydrolysis System
  • Indoor Contamination from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Incident
  • Underground Transportation Restoration
  • UK Government Decontamination Service – Framework Assurance
  • Remediation Plan for Biological Incidents
  • Canadian Safety and Security Program Project for Infrastructure Mitigation for Rapid Response
  • EPA’s Role in Strengthening Community after a Radiological Incident
  • Decontaminant Against Chemical and Biological Agents
  • Novel Bio-decon Approach – DeconGel
  • Radiological Contaminant Stabilization
  • New Advanced Oxidant Generation
  • Toward Best Practices for Gross Method for Large Area Biological Decontamination
  • Decontamination of Large Spaces
  • Methyl Bromide Decontamination of Indoor and Outdoor Materials
  • Guidance for Radiological Response and Recovery
  • Decontamination Methods in a Radiological Response
  • Toolbox of Options for Radiological Incident Mitigation Technology
  • Data and Models Used for Federal Emergency Management
  • Water Sector Decontamination
  • Complex Environmental Matrices

The event will be held at EPA’s Research Triangle Park Campus Auditorium. Advance registration is required no later than April 24, 2015. There is no fee to attend this government-sponsored conference.

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