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Main Title Biotechnology, research program overview.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Region V.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600-K-93-007
Stock Number PB2007-106163
OCLC Number 30567335
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Biodegradation--United States ; Refuse and Refuse disposal--Biodegradation--United States ; Bioremediation--United States ; Refuse and Refuse disposal--United States--Biodegradation
Additional Subjects Biotechnology ; Research programs ; Risk assessment ; Ecology ; Crops ; Public health ; Genetically engineered crops
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/K-93-007 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 08/06/1994 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-K-93-007 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/13/2009
EJED  EPA 600/K-93/007 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/23/1999
EKCD  EPA 600-K-93-007 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 02/08/2008
ELBD  EPA 600-K-93-007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-K-93-007 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB2007-106163 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
The use of living organisms (or parts of organisms) to make or modify products, to improve plants or animals, or to develop microorganisms for specific uses forms the basis of biotechnology. The tremendous potential of diis technology encompasses the culturing of microorganisms for toxic chemical degradation and production of foods and pharmaceuticals; die creation of rapid, sensitive diagnositic medical tools; and safe, effective control of agricultural pests. The promise offered by such developments is evidenced by the growth of the biotechnology industry. The industry is said to be 'still inventing itself', as it has grown from under 100 companies in 1970 to over 1,000 companies today. Goals of the Risk Assessment Research Program: To provide the Agency with the scientific tools to: Allow beneficial uses of the technologies to move forward in a safe manner. Accurately assess the risk of biotechnology products. Successfully control the use of products where warranted. 'Given the growing societal focus on environmental issues and increased awareness of environmental threats, the potential contributions of environmental biotechnology may be far greater than were earlier anticipated.'
Cover title. Shipping list no.: 94-0169-P. "January 1994." "EPA/600-K-93-007."