Mailed 9/1/98

#98-82

Contact: Diane Greenberg, (516)344-2347
or Mona S. Rowe (516)344-5056

 

ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR
AT BROOKHAVEN LAB, SEPT. 19

Upton, NY - The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will hold an Environmental Fair on Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Laboratory campus. Visitors can explore the Lab site by taking guided tours and nature walks. Scientists will be on hand to show environmental technologies developed at Brookhaven, and many family-fun activities will be offered. The event is free, and the public is invited.

The tours will focus on the technologies the Laboratory uses for cleaning up pollution, as well as the Lab's newest accelerator now under construction, known as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The nature walks through the pine barrens and along the Peconic River will offer an opportunity to learn about the local environment.

A display of more than a dozen environmental technologies developed at Brookhaven Lab will include a sensor that had been used to identify a chemical at a safe distance in a New York City anti-terrorist drill and a technique developed by the Lab with W.R. Grace & Company that makes asbestos environmentally benign without diminishing its fireproofing properties.

Among the numerous activities offered will be a hydroponics workshop and a talk on gardening, a recycling race, and a kite fly.

The event will take place rain or shine. No preregistration is required. For more information, call (516) 344-2345. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 on the Long Island Expressway.

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Note: Also on Sept. 19, the National Weather Service's forecasting office on the Brookhaven site will hold and Open House. For more information on that, click here.

Kids will have a blast in the Three-Legged Recycling Race
at BNL's Environmental Fair on Sept. 19!