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EPA Kicks Off Public Awareness Campaign for Vermiculite Attic Insulation Which May Contain Asbestos

FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2003

CONTACT: David Deegan, 202-564-7839

On Wednesday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m., EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Stephen Johnson will conduct a press briefing to coincide with the commencement of a new public awareness campaign. EPA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have jointly developed a new consumer information tool on current best practices for vermiculite attic insulation which may contain asbestos. Johnson will be joined by Kathy Skipper from ATSDR, who will discuss the new public awareness campaign.

WHO: Stephen L. Johnson, EPA Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances
Kathy Skipper, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
WHAT: EPA's new public awareness campaign on vermiculite attic insulation which may contain asbestos
WHEN: Wednesday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: EPA Headquarters
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
The "Green" Room - 3rd Floor Ariel Rios Bldg.

NOTE: WHITE HOUSE OR CAPITOL HILL PRESS CREDENTIALS ARE MANDATORY. Please arrive early enough to pass through security screening to enter the building.

*** Television crews please call ahead of time to make arrival/set up arrangements.

DIRECTIONS: Please note that this facility does not have parking available and very limited off street parking only. By Metro: Take the Orange/Blue Line to Federal Triangle Metro Station.

For more information on Asbestos, please visit EPA's Asbestos and Vermiculite Web site.

 

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