Toxicologist To Discuss Risk Of Contaminated Waterways April 1

March 25, 2003

by Judy Long

Dr. Jeffrey A. Steevens, a toxicologist at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Miss., will talk about evaluating the accumulation of contaminants in waterway sediments at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in room 120 of the Goebel Building on the Baylor University campus.

Steevens is currently developing new approaches to assess the risk of accumulations of certain organic chemicals in streams and rivers. He also conducts studies for the military to determine the effects of explosive compounds in waterways. In addition, Steevens serves as a technical advisor to the military for risk assessment of contaminated military facilities.

Steevens represents the U.S. as a scientific delegate to the International Atomic Energy Agency, a U.N. organization serving as the central intergovernmental nuclear forum, and the London Convention, an organization formed to end the dumping of industrial waste into the oceans. He also is a member of several national organizations including the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, the American Chemical Society and the Society of Toxicology.

The departments of environmental studies and biology are hosting Steevens' visit to the campus. For more information, contact environmental studies professor Bryan Brooks at 710-6553 or

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