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Summary of Workshop on MTBE, February 1-2, 2000 by Eastern Research Group, Inc. (45 pp, 487 KB) February 2001


A workshop on biodegradation of methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) contaminated soils and groundwater was held in Cincinnati, OH on February 1-2, 2000 and was sponsored by the USEPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory and the American Petroleum Institute. Researchers in academia, industry, and government were invited to attend and present current research. The goals of the workshop were: 1) To gain and understand the types of MTBE research that various organizations are conducting and the conclusions that this research is generating. 2) To identify the remaining research needs on MTBE biodegradability. 3) To understand what research is being planned for the future and to identify potential opportunities for collaboration. Numerous presentations are summarized in this report.


Joan Colson

Office of Research & Development | National Risk Management Research Laboratory

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