SUMMARY OF THE REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT
IN-PLACE INACTIVATION AND NATURAL ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION TECHNOLOGIES SOIL-METALS ACTION TEAM
February 19, 2002
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, February 19, 2002, the following members of the In-Place Inactivation
and Natural Ecological Restoration Technologies (IINERT) Soil-Metals Action
Team met in a conference call:
Bill Berti, DuPont Central Research and Development (Action Team Co-Chair)
James Ryan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Action Team Co-Chair)
Sally Brown, University of Washington
Mark Maddaloni, EPA
Ganga Hettiarachchi, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Kirk Scheckel, EPA
Michelle Arbogast of Eastern Research Group, Inc., was also present.
THE ACTION TEAM'S MANUSCRIPTThe IINERT Action Team held a symposium in October 2001. It was offered as part of the 2001 annual meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Action Team members decided to consolidate the results presented at the symposium into one manuscript. Efforts will be made to publish this manuscript in Science. If the manuscript is not accepted, it will be submitted to other journals, such as Environmental Science and Technology or Environmental Health Perspectives.
Call participants discussed the manuscript's authorship. Several agreed that the best approach is to list all of the symposium speakers as authors, and to acknowledge others who contributed to the manuscript's compilation. Mark Maddaloni indicated that he was not completely comfortable with being listed as an author, noting that the data he presented were compiled mostly by a group of people at Columbia University. Jim Ryan did not think this was a problem, noting that the manuscript's authors had no intention of claiming ownership over all of the data presented. In fact, he said, it will be made clear that the manuscript is intended simply to offer a summary, and that more detailed individual studies will be published separately by the investigators who were more intimately involved with the studies. Call participants agreed that the following must be done to resolve the authorship issue:
Ryan noted that a draft of the manuscript has already been prepared and sent
to Action Team members. He asked for comments on it. Call participants discussed
Ryan asked call participants to send him their written comments. Once he receives these, he will revise the text, redistribute a new draft, and set up another IINERT Action Team conference call.