OPPT Awards $32.6 M Renewal Contract to Battelle

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) awarded Battelle of Columbus, Ohio, a five-year task-order contract valued at $32.6 million. The award renews an existing technical support contract.

Battelle will deliver technical and programmatic support to OPPT in continuing its mission to help protect children and other human populations from adverse health effects resulting from exposure to chemicals and other toxic substances.

Working across EPA's risk paradigm for the past 27 years, Battelle will continue to conduct projects ranging from hazard characterization and exposure assessment through risk characterization to risk management. Major areas of emphasis will include the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program, the Chemical Assessment and Management (ChAMP) Program, as well as technical support for many other chemicals of concern, including mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, among others.

Battelle is the world's largest non-profit independent research and development organization, providing innovative solutions to the world's most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management, National Security, Energy Technology, and Health and Life Sciences.

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