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Contact: Marlowe Newman
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

NNI releases progress review on environmental, health, & safety research

Document describes extensive collaboration and coordination among Federal agencies

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The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) released today a Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy, a document that demonstrates the wide range of research activities, accomplishments, and collaborations of Federal agencies working toward the responsible development of nanotechnology.

This document is a result of efforts by the Federal agencies participating in the Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implications (NEHI) Working Group. NEHI is a Working Group of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology under the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), a cabinet-level interagency council that coordinates science and technology policy across the Federal Government.

As described in the document, coordination of research across NEHI participating agencies from FY 2009-FY 2012 has enabled significant progress towards:


The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will be hosting a webinar to highlight the release of this document, describe key advances, and answer questions from stakeholders and the public on the contents of the report. Details will be provided when available on Nano.gov.

For any additional information, please contact info@nnco.nano.gov.

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