Wednesday Webcast: DoD and EPA Scientific Collaboration

EPA researcher developing methods to detect contamination of water systems.

EPA researcher developing methods to detect contamination of water systems.

Listen live at 2pm eastern on Wed April 7, when we are joined by Dr. Peter Jutro, Deputy Director for Science and Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Homeland Security Research Center.

He will discuss how EPA’s research (in collaboration with the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services) provides scientific support to develop detection tools, establish procedures for containing contamination, measuring risks, and evaluating new and promising clean-up technologies and methods, including disposal methods in support of first responders.

Dr. Jutro will also highlight EPA’s roles and responsibilities for homeland security research in two key areas: protecting critical infrastructure (drinking water and waste water systems) and recovering from biological, chemical or radiological attacks following domestic incidents.