World Trade Center Cleanup Focus of RCRA Meeting

Washington, D.C. -- The 2002 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) National Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 15-18, 2002. Three sessions will cover key topics, including the cleanup of the World Trade Center.

On Jan. 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present "The World Trade Center Cleanup and Implications for the Future," which will include topics on how to develop plans to manage debris from natural and man-made disasters, as well as "green" approaches to making buildings safer.

The other two sessions are "Leading Partnerships for Cleaner Communities" and "Improving the Quality of Life Through RCRA." Topics include corrective action cleanups, brownfields redevelopment, permitting, municipal solid waste (MSW), non-hazardous industrial and special waste, waste minimization, and federal, state and tribal programs.

For more information on the event, contact Gina Bowler, EPA. Phone: (703) 308-7279. E-mail: Website: