COLUMBUS, OH. 30 June, 2009 – Battelle was recently awarded the renewal of a technical support contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). This five-year task-order contract has a value of $32.6 million.
Battelle will deliver technical and programmatic support to OPPT in continuing its mission to help protect children and other human populations from adverse health effects resulting from exposure to chemicals and other toxic substances.
Working across the EPA’s risk paradigm for the past 27 years, Battelle will continue to conduct projects ranging from hazard characterization and exposure assessment through risk characterization to risk management. Major areas of emphasis will include the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program, the Chemical Assessment and Management (ChAMP) Program, as well as technical support for many other chemicals of concern, including mercury and PCBs, among others.
“We are pleased to continue our strong working relationship with the EPA and OPPT to promote pollution prevention, safer chemicals, risk reduction and public understanding of chemical risks,” said Bruce Buxton, Battelle Vice President and EPA Relationship Manager. “We take great pride in our ability to leverage Battelle’s scientific and technology expertise to assist with public health and environmental issues.”
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.
For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or email@example.com.