Highlights of the National Border Technology Partnership Program

2003 Radiochemistry Conference

July 14-16, 2003

Carlsbad, New Mexico


Dr. Gary Scott

Carlsbad Field Office

U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Richard Jimenez

Applied Sciences Laboratory, Inc.

Albuquerque, New Mexico



Since conducting the U.S.-Mexico Border Region Hazardous Waste Forum in late 1998, the National Border Technology Partnership Program ("Border Program"), under the direction of the Carlsbad Field Office, has focused on solving issues that threaten environmental, health and safety issues throughout the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border region. Efforts have focused on solving industrial air-emission problems, water-quality issues in the poorest border communities, recycling and effective uses of hazardous waste materials, improved tools for emergency responders, and the development of new materials to reduce energy consumption and improve environmental management of the region’s industry. The Border Program’s success is largely the result of effective working partnerships among the region’s bi-national community organizations, federal, state and local governments, academic institutions, federal laboratories, and industry. The presentation will summarize the development, testing and deployment of innovative technological solutions to those high-priority needs identified by the border region’s stakeholder as well as the Border Program’s direction.