September 24, 1999

"Festival of Science and the Environment"
at Brookhaven Lab, October 16

UPTON, NY - The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory invites the public to its "Festival of Science and the Environment" on Saturday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Laboratory's campus. The event is free, and no reservations are required.

Scientists will be on hand to display an array of scientific research performed at Brookhaven, as well as environmental technologies developed at the Laboratory. Experts also will be available to discuss environmental problems stemming from Brookhaven Lab's past operations and what we are doing to remedy those problems. In addition, tours of some of Brookhaven's major facilities, nature walks, and many family-fun activities will be offered.

Open for tours will be Brookhaven's newest facility for physics research, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider; the High Flux Beam Reactor; and the Laboratory's state-of-the-art waste management facility. Brookhaven's varied scientific and environmental research will be featured in numerous exhibits. Some of the topics included will be:

Many activities are sure to please children, such as a recycling race, kite flying, face painting and building birdfeeders.

For all weather watchers, the National Weather Service will hold an Open House on the Brookhaven Lab site on the same date.

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

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory creates and operates major facilities available to university, industrial and government personnel for basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences, and in selected energy technologies. The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for-profit research management company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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