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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 21 Nov 2005 17:10:23 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ASTM Symposium on Perchlorate: Exposures from Food and the Environment
D18 Soil and Rock
Title: Symposium on Perchlorate: Exposures from Food and the Environment
Dates: Thursday February 09 2006 - Thursday February 09 2006
Location: Hyatt Regency Phoenix; Phoenix, AZ
Event Name: Symposium on Perchlorate: Exposures from Food and the

Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.


A Symposium on Perchlorate: Exposures from Food and the Environment,
sponsored by ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, will be held February
9, 2006. The symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, in
Phoenix, Arizona in conjunction with the February 3-8, 2006 standards
evelopment meetings of Committee D18.

Perchlorate occurs as both a natural and a manmade chemical. Naturally
occurring perchlorate can e found in arid environments in many
countries, but most notable it has been found in nitrate ertilizer
deposits from Chile. Most of the perchlorate manufactured in the United
States is used as an xidizer in solid rocket propellant and other
pyrotechnics, such as fireworks, gunpowder, explosives, nd highway
flares. Perchlorate is also used in a wide variety of industrial
processes, including anning and leather finishing, rubber manufacture,
paint and enamel production, and as additives in ubricating oils. Wastes
from the manufacture and improper disposal of perchlorate-containing
hemicals are increasingly being discovered in soil, groundwater,
drinking water, and irrigation water round the United States.

Since perchlorate moves easily through the soil and can persist for many
years in groundwater, here is growing concern of contamination of the
food supply. The use of farmland for waste isposal, the deposition of
airborne perchlorate on farmland, and the use of contaminated roundwater
for irrigation and drinking have all resulted in some unknown level of
exposure. Evaluation of this exposure has also uncovered the difficulty
of detecting perchlorate in food at low evels. This symposium will
provide an overview of perchlorate, explore the levels of exposure of
the eneral public, and provide some solutions to the analytical
difficulties of low-level detection of erchlorate in a variety of media.
This will include, but not be limited to: the levels of perchlorate in
he environment, food chain exposures, analytical methods, contaminated
sites and their emediation, groundwater and soil exposures, risk
assessment, and affects in the ecosystem.

To view the technical program (which includes presentation times, paper
titles, and presenters' ames), click on http://myastm.astm.org/MEETINGS/SYMPOSIAPROGRAMS/D18ID453.pdf


Online registration opens December 9, 2005 and closes February 1, 2006.
The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. All attendees,
including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to preregister for this
event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not
submit your registration by the closing date, then you must register
upon arrival at the symposium. All preregistrants must check in at the
ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least
7 business days prior to the symposium.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact
ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic)
or 610-832-9578 (international).

                    Online   On Site 
ASTM Member Fee     Waived    Waived
Non-Member Fee      $50.00    $75.00 
Presenter Fee       Waived    Waived
Student Fee         Waived    Waived


Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education
Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment
of the symposium, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A
certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks
after the symposium.


Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium
Chairman Keith B. Hoddinott, keith.hoddinott@apg.amedd.army.mil, Tel: 410-436-5209.


Meeting schedules of Committee D18 will be posted on the ASTM website
after December 9, 2005 at www.astm.org/COMMIT/D18.htm or contact the
ASTM staff manager, Bob Morgan, at rmorgan@astm.org or 610-832-9732.


Committee D18 invites you to attend their future standards development
meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in
ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web
page listed above, and click on Future meetings.


The symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Hotel
registration information will be posted at this website after December
9, 2005.

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To download the symposium agenda, go to


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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