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NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL -- ONE OF THE MANY HOT TOPICS AT THE MRS MEETING IN BOSTON

 BOSTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A symposium on nuclear waste management is one of 27 being offered at the Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Nov. 29-Dec. 4. The organization promotes interdisciplinary, goal-oriented research on technologically relevant materials. The society integrates the work of industrial, university and government scientists on an international scale.
 Highlights For the Week
 Highlights for this week-long meeting include a plenary address on Monday, Nov. 29, by Hazel O'Leary, U.S. Secretary of Energy. She is expected to present up-to-the-minute coverage of the U.S. Department of Energy's concerns and goals.
 A press conference on nuclear waste management will begin at noon on Monday, Nov. 29, in the Boston College Room of the Marriott Hotel/Copley Place. Held in conjunction with a symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management, the conference will feature presentations by six leading scientists who will define just how far science can go in predicting long-term effects of various storage and disposal options.
 Experts in the area of biomaterials will present a symposium on Biomaterials for Drug and Cell Delivery Nov. 29-Dec. 1, addressing some of the important problems of materials synthesis, preparation and evaluation for drug and cell delivery, especially in relation to the underlying molecular mechanisms and cellular behavior.
 In the symposium "Developing Materials Processes for Manufacturing," industry, academic and government experts will explore the special requirements of materials processes that are intended to operate effectively in a manufacturing environment, and the special opportunities that might exist for materials process developers.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Contact Jane Hopey at MRS Headquarters, 412-367-3003, to register for the Fall Meeting, before Nov. 26. After Nov. 26, register in person at the MRS Press Room located at the Marriott Hotel/Copley Place, in the Falmouth Room, fourth floor./
 /CONTACT: David Sours of Materials Research Society, 412-367-3003, or at the MRS Press Room, 617-236-5800 (Nov. 29-Dec. 3)/


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