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Seattle to host Spectrum 96 environmental conference

June 12, 1996 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – Spectrum 96, the biennial meeting on nuclear and hazardous waste management, will be held in Seattle, Wash., August 18-23. The theme of Spectrum 96 is Accomplishments, Progress and Results in radioactive and hazardous waste management and environmental remediation.

The conference is designed to promote increased regional, national and international understanding of the Department of Energy's cleanup needs and business opportunities.

More than 1,500 attendees are expected to get the latest information on environmental management and new technologies from the more than 500 papers that will be presented by the world's leading environmental scientists, engineers, managers and policy makers.

"The response from the technical community was so enthusiastic that we had the luxury of picking and choosing papers from the very best," said Dr. Harry Babad, technical program committee co-chairman. "The committee was extremely pleased with the quality and the technical diversity of the papers we attracted, not just from the United States and Western Europe, but from South America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe."

In all, abstracts have been accepted from authors in 30 countries. Spectrum 96 also will include more than 60 exhibits featuring environmental technologies and services.

Emphasis will be placed on DOE's vast Hanford Site located in southeastern Washington. Technical tours of Hanford will provide a unique opportunity to see waste clean-up activities and advanced technology development at DOE's most contaminated site. A limited number of seats are available for the all-day bus tour from Seattle to Hanford -- a four-hour, one-way drive.

Spectrum 96 is the 6th biennial conference co-sponsored by the American Nuclear Society and DOE. Additional sponsors are the International Atomic Energy Agency, the European Commission, the Chinese Nuclear Society, the U.S. Department of Commerce regional office, the Washington State Department of Community Trade and Economic Development and the British Columbia Trade Development Corporation.

For more information on Spectrum 96, please access our World Wide Web site at http://www.hanford.gov/ans/s96home.html.

Tags: Energy, Environment, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Environmental Remediation, Economic Development

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