The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host the 8th International Decontamination Research and Development Conference May 5-7, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina.
This annual conference is hosted by 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:
- Radiological Contaminant Stabilization
- New Advanced Oxidant Generation
- Toward Best Practices for Gross Method for Large Area Biological Decontamination
- 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
- Destruction of Syrian Chemical Agents and the Field Deployable Hydrolysis System
- Indoor Contamination from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Incident
- Underground Transportation Restoration
- Remediation Plan for Biological Incidents
- EPA’s Role in Strengthening Community after a Radiological Incident
The event will be held at EPA’s Research Triangle Park Campus Auditorium. Advance registration is required. There is no fee to attend this conference.