Science Talks: Mercury Bioaccumulation and DEQ's Toxics Reduction Strategy

 Please distribute widely. The seminar happens in Portland, but others can join by web conference. This is part of the Spotlight on Science Seminar Series (

We are presenting two related talks, one about scientific information and research associated with mercury biological accumulation, the other about the development of Oregon programs and policies to reduce toxic contaminants based on sound science. 
Our featured speakers are Collin Eagles-Smith (U.S. Geological Survey) and Kevin Masterson (Oregon Department of Environmental Quality). 
DATE: Thursday, September 16, 1-3 PM
Mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic ecosystems: Integrating ecological factors that control exposure, wildlife risk, and reproductive impairment
by Collin Eagles-Smith 
The Toxics Reduction Strategy of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality 
by Kevin Masterson
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office* 
911 NE 11th Ave 
Room B74
Portland, Oregon
* Individuals without federal I.D. -- please call 503-872-2763 to arrange for access. 
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