Report on the 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Decontamination Research and Development Conference [open pdf - 33MB]
"Following the events of September 11, 2001, the mission of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was expanded to address critical needs related to homeland security. Presidential Directives identify EPA as the primary federal agency responsible for the country's water supplies and for decontamination following a chemical, biological, and/or radiological (CBR) attack. As part of this expanded mission, the National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) was established to conduct research and deliver products that improve the capability of the Agency to carry out its homeland security responsibilities. As this research was being conducted and others in the homeland security research community were also conducting research in this area there became a need for a forum to discuss the outcomes of this research and encourage collaboration among the community. The EPA Decontamination Conference was established in 2005. Since then, five EPA Decontamination Conferences have been held and a report has been generated summarizing each of these conferences. This year's report features an executive summary, a summary of the plenary session, the technical speakers' abstracts, their corresponding question and answer session and their presentations. NHSRC has made this publication available to facilitate collaboration among the homeland security research center and help the response community prepare for and recover from disasters involving biological/chemical/radiological contamination. This research is intended to move EPA one step closer to achieving its homeland security goals and its overall mission of protecting human health and the environment while providing sustainable solutions to our environmental problems."
Environmental Protection Agency 600-R-11-052; EPA-600-R-11-052
Environmental Protection Agency: http://epa.gov/