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Battelle Sediments Conference to Feature Author Linda Greenlaw

Posted on Jan 24, 2013


DALLAS, TX., 24, January 2013—It’s not easy to maintain the economic and biologic viability of water—rivers and streams, lakes, bays and harbors. It requires the management of a complex series of actions related to accumulation in sediments of potentially hazardous contaminants, affecting a wide range of environmental, economic, and social issues.

Battelle’s Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments  is a forum designed to help those who have to manage such complicated matters. It will be held Feb. 4-7, 2013, at the Dallas Hyatt Riverfront Hotel. The Sediments Conference is organized and presented by Battelleand sponsored bypublic- and private-sector organizations active in environmental assessment, remediation, and management.

To bring a real-world perspective to the occasion, Linda Greenlaw will give the featured address during the plenary session on Feb. 4. Greenlaw is a bestselling author and a fishing boat captain featured on the Discovery Channel series, Swords: Life on the Line.

Greenlaw has skippered fishing boats from Newfoundland to Brazil and is the author of four bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman. She won the U.S. Maritime 2003 Literature Award and the 2004 New England Book Award in the nonfiction category. She is also the author of two mystery novels and has co-authored two cookbooks. She is passionate about preserving the integrity of the ocean and its inhabitants and providing the public with a healthy, sustainable option that contributes to a mutually beneficial relationship between consumers and the sea.

During her talk, “Lessons of the Sea,” Greenlaw will discuss taking extreme risks in the line of duty and the leadership necessary to command a tough, all-male crew, as well as several other topics. 

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization.  Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or, or T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or

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