PCBs in building materials


On Wednesday, November 1st, the Puget Sound Institute will host its third symposium on PCBs in regional waterways. The online symposium will include a national discussion about the management of PCBs in building materials. Speakers will include:

  • Myles Perkins (Department of Ecology) and Reid Bogert (San Mateo County) on identifying and addressing PCBs in building materials in Washington state and the Bay, respectively, with a focus on building demolitions and renovations;
  • Keri Hornbuckle (University of Iowa) and her innovative research on PCBs in building materials;
  • Patricia Coppolino (Vermont Agency of Natural Resources) and Sarah Owen (Vermont Department of Health) on Vermont’s experience managing PCBs in school buildings.

The symposium takes place on November 1, from 9 am – 12:30 pm PT / 12 – 3:30 pm ET. The official start time is 9 am PT, but we hope you’ll join at 8:45 am PT/11:45 am ET for some informal networking.

More information is available on the Puget Sound Institute’s Cross Contaminant Working Group webpage.