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September 15, 1997
(Environment and Labour)

The following is being distributed at the request of Newfoundland Environmental Industry Association:


"19th Canadian Waste Management Conference"

Media representatives are invited to attend any of the sessions of the conference. Call for the full agenda. Please let us know if you plan to attend the luncheon session.

The Newfoundland Environmental Industry Association and the Canadian Environment Industry Association are co-hosting the 19th Canadian Waste Management Conference (CWMC), Canada's premier waste management conference. The CWMC starts on Monday, September 15 and ends on the 18th and takes place at the Delta St. John's Hotel, in St. John's. The theme of the 19th CWMC is The Changing World of Waste Management: Taking Stock from Sea to Sea. The conference has an accompanying exhibition.

Some of the highlights of the event include:

Official opening of the Newfoundland Environmental Industry Virtual Office (Monday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 pm);


The Plenary speakers:


Judy Foote - Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (9:00-9:45 a.m. Sept. 16);

Earl Beaver, Director of Waste Elimination, Monsanto Co.

Jim Moore, ADM of Northern Affairs, Government of Canada;

Chris Voell, Director of Technical Services, Solid Waste Association of North America

(10:30 - 12:00 noon).

Art Reid, Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs, representing Environment and Labour Minister Oliver Langdon, will be the Luncheon Speaker (12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Sept 16).

As the principal forum for exchange of social, economic and technical views on waste issues, the goal of the Canadian Waste Management Conference is to present leading-edge and credible research results, policy directions and project successes, to 250 waste management professionals. In particular, this 19th CWMC will include presentations on Canadian industry and government progress in meeting Canada's national objective of 50 per cent solid waste reduction by the year 2000.

"Critical solid waste management issues, in Newfoundland and Labrador, include bio-medical and hazardous waste disposal, recycling, sanitary land fills, incineration, soil remediation, and management of waste material from natural resource extraction facilities and construction projects," stated NEIA President, Padraic O'Flaherty.

Session topics range from pollution prevention to regeneration of lands and landfill issues. In keeping with Newfoundland's concurrent Cabot 500 Anniversary "Summit of the Sea", two sessions will focus on northern and coastal waste management issues. At least 10 presenters will discuss Newfoundland projects or policy direction. Topics include the remediation projects at Argentia, fish waste disposal, bioremediation techniques, product stewardship, environmental management systems, biomedical waste, and information management.

Contact: NEIA at (709) 772-3333.

1997 09 15 3:45 p.m.

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