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Fifth Annual DOE Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) Program Grantee/Contractor Meeting
Published: March 27, 2002
Posted: April 08, 2002

The fifth annual NABIR grantee/contractor meeting was held in Warrenton, Virginia, on March 17-20, 2002. Over 150 attendees participated including bioremediation researchers, Office of Science (SC) and Office of Environmental Management (EM) program managers, and other agency representatives. A highlight of the meeting was a roundtable organized by Caroline Purdy (EM-54) on connecting NABIR science to EM customer needs. Representatives from sites at Fernald, Oak Ridge, Savannah River, Los Alamos, and Idaho discussed metal and radionuclide contamination in the subsurface at their sites. The NABIR program supports research on biotechnology to immobilize radionuclides and metals in subsurface environments to reduce risk to humans and the environment. Extraordinary progress has been made in understanding the complex subsurface environment at the NABIR Field Research Center on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

Contact: Anna Palmisano, SC-74, 3-9963
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Subsurface Biogeochemical Research

Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER
      (formerly SC-74 Environmental Sciences Division, OBER)

 

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