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E-M:/ IAGLR Symposium on Initiatives to Reduce Loadings of Toxics inGreat Lakes

Enviro-Mich message from "MICHAEL W. MURRAY" <MURRAY@nwf.org>

Additional IAGLR ‘98 Symposium- Policy Initiatives to Reduce Loadings of Persistent Toxic Substances in the Great Lakes Basin

	Papers are sought for a symposium on policy initiatives to reduce the loadings of persistent toxic substances (PTSs) in the Great Lakes Basin. The session will be held at the 41st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research (IAGLR ‘98) to be hosted by McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario from May 18 to 22, 1998. The goal of this symposium will be to review, evaluate, and propose policy responses to the problem of continued loadings of PTSs in the Great Lakes Basin. Initiatives at the local, regional, federal and/or international levels are all appropriate. 
	Due to the importance of atmospheric deposition in current loadings of many PTSs to the Great Lakes, papers addressing strategies to reduce or prevent the releases of toxics directly to the air are encouraged. However, innovative efforts at addressing other pollutant sources such as contaminated sediments are also welcome. Strategies can include local multi-stakeholder initiatives in pollution prevention (e.g., municipal sewerage districts, industries, community organizations), statewide efforts at phasing out the use of certain toxics, voluntary and mandated federal pollution prevention programs, and international efforts such as the U.S.-Canada Binational Virtual Elimination Strategy for reducing toxics in the Basin. Presentations of projects assessing the importance of various sources through municipal or regional emissions inventories are welcome. Individuals and groups involved with innovative programs in multi-stakeholder approaches to controlling releases of hazardous air pollutants are encouraged to submit papers. 

	Abstract Deadline: December 15, 1997

        Details on submission of  abstracts for the conference were published in the International Association for Great Lakes Research Lakes Letter (Vol. 28, No. 3, Sept., 1997), and are also available at the IAGLR Web site (http://www.geog.buffalo.edu/iaglr (select annual meeting information)).

        Abstracts are required for both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts must be submitted by mail on a 3.5 inch disk (PC format), with two printed copies. Abstracts submitted electronically or by fax will not be accepted. Submit one disk per abstract. The disk should contain two files. The first file is an *out.dat* file including information such as presentation title, authors, session number (24 for this symposium), and presentation type. This file must be generated from the executable file *header.exe* available from the IAGLR Web site. The second file (*abstract*) must contain the authors (in caps), address, paper title (in bold), and abstract text. Underline the name of the author who will present the paper or poster. The file must be in a DOS-based wordprocessor format, such as WordPerfect or Word. The body of the abstract may not exceed 200 words. Abstracts will be reviewed for content and may be edited for style. An example is provided in the Lakes Letter and at the IAGLR Web site. It is the policy of IAGLR to reject late abstracts. Submit abstracts to:
	IAGLR ‘98
	IAGLR Business Office
	2200 Bonisteel Blvd.
	Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099	Phone and email for questions:

	More detailed information is given in the Lakes Letter and at the IAGLR Web site. For additional information on the symposium, please contact the organizer. We look forward to a broad-based presentation of toxics assessment and reduction initiatives in the Great Lakes Basin.


Michael Murray, Ph.D.
National Wildlife Federation
Great Lakes Natural Resource Center
506 E. Liberty, 2nd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Tel: 313-769-3351
Fax: 313-769-1449
email: murray@nwf.org

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