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TCE Contamination to be Discussed at May 21 Symposium

   Portland, Ore.



"Trichloroethylene (TCE) from the Ground Up: Contaminated Sites, Health Effects, and Remediation Strategies," a symposium sponsored by the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) at Oregon Health & Science University and the OHSU Superfund Basic Research Center.

The event will include presentations by TCE experts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the Oregon Department of Human Services, Washington State University, Oregon State University and the OHSU Superfund Basic Research Center.

Topics include:

  • TCE Contamination at Superfund and RCRA Sites in the Northwest.   
  • Oregon Environmental Cleanup Program: TCE Cleanup Approaches and Issues.   
  • Public Health Perspective on TCE Exposure.   
  • Health Effects of TCE.   
  • Methods of Bioremediation.   
  • Anaerobic Biological Processes and Abiotic Remediation.


8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2004


 Ambridge Event Center, 300 N.E. Multnomah Ave., Portland.


To bring together experts from academic and government with the goal of creating a dialogue about the impact of TCE in our region.


Register online at, by calling 503 494-2514 or by e-mailing

Cost: $60 per person before May 14; $75 at the door. Reduced registration fee ($30) for Oregon state government agencies, educational institutions, labor unions, companies with fewer than 25 employees, and students.


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