National Academies advisory: Release of Coeur d'Alene superfund report


Superfund and mining megasites: Lessons from Coeur d'Alene river basin, a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council, examines the scientific soundness of decisions made by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about risks to human health and the environment at a Superfund site in northern Idaho and Washington that is contaminated by years of mining for lead and other metals. A telephone news conference will be held on July 14 to release the report, and a public briefing will be held in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on July 15.

Reporters only are invited to participate in a telephone news conference beginning at noon EDT on Thursday, July 14. Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 3 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 13. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE NOON EDT ON JULY 14. To obtain a copy or to register to participate in the telephone news conference, contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel 202-334-2138 or e-mail [email protected]. The full text of the report will also be available at at noon EDT on July 14.

The public and reporters are invited to attend a briefing beginning at 10 a.m. PDT on Friday, July 15, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The briefing will be held in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of the Student Union Building at North Idaho College, 1000 West Garden Ave.

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