2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 17 Jun 2003 19:31:12 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Technical Symposium of Perchlorate, July 31 in Sacramento
The Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRAC), in
cooperation with a number of other professional organizations, is
hosting a technical symposium in its Series on Groundwater Contaminants
titled "Perchlorate in Groundwater: Occurrence, Analysis and Treatment".
The symposium will be held in Sacramento on July 31, 2003 at the
Radisson Hotel. 

Perchlorate has been found to impact drinking water aquifers in
California and elsewhere leading to the closure of numerous municipal
water supply wells. Perchlorate can be accidentally released to water
bodies from a number of sources. It is a primary ingredient in solid
propellant for rockets and missiles and therefore a common contaminant
at aerospace facilities. In addition, perchlorate-based chemicals have
been used in a range of industrial processes including production of
highway safety flares, aluminum refining, electroplating, and production
of paints. 

Information about the use, environmental behavior and treatment of
perchlorate has only recently become available. This symposium will
showcase experts on the occurrence and potential sources of perchlorate,
its fate and transport characteristics, regulatory status, toxicology
and chemical detection challenges. The program will also provide
information about known impacts of perchlorate on water resources in
California as well as current remediation/water treatment options. The
symposium will feature speakers from regulatory agencies, universities,
national laboratories and industry and is expected to attract up to 350

The Symposium will consist of the following three sessions: 

SESSION 1: Sources, Occurrence, Geochemistry, Fate and Transport,
Analysis and Toxicity of Perchlorate 
SESSION 2: Perchlorate in California 
SESSION 3: Treatment and Remediation 

In addition to the above sessions, experts have been invited to
participate in a panel discussion on policy and legal issues relating to
perchlorate contamination at the end of this one-day event. This will be
followed by a reception featuring poster and exhibitor presentations. 

For more information, see http://www.grac.org/. Note that associated
activities are planned for July 30.



Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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