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An aerial image of the lower Duwamish River as it flows into Puget Sound. The river is heavily contaminated with PCBs and other toxic chemicals. Photo courtesy of NOAA.

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.