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Battelle to Operate New EPA Technology Verification Center

Posted on Feb 19, 2009


COLUMBUS, OH. 19 February, 2009 - Battelle recently was selected to operate the Materials Management and Remediation (MMR) Center through August 2011 in an effort to accelerate the use of innovative technologies to improve environmental protection.

The center operates under the umbrella of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program. Under this cooperative agreement, Battelle will verify materials management technologies, including recycling, beneficial use of waste materials, recovery of useful components of waste, and treatment to minimize disposal requirements.

The MMR Center also will verify the performance of technologies that remediate contaminated land and ground water at properties where industrial or commercial activities have resulted in a legacy of hazardous materials that limit future use of the property.

The ETV Program provides opportunities for private companies to voluntarily participate in verification testing with the EPA, through cooperative agreements with private, non-profit research institutes like Battelle. Over 400 technologies have been verified to date through the ETV Program.

Battelle has operated the ETV Program’s Advanced Monitoring Systems Center since 1997 and also has considerable technical expertise in materials management and remediation technologies. “We look forward to leveraging Battelle’s extensive environmental management experience for this EPA program,” said Jeff Wadsworth, President and CEO of Battelle.

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. 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.

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