National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2009


A bill entitled National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2009 (H.R. 554) was voted on February 11th at the American House of Representatives. It highlights the need to learn more about the possible environmental, health and safety dangers posed by some nanoscale materials. It also stresses the importance of keeping the public informed on these issues : ” (…) The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office shall develop and maintain a database accessible by the public of projects funded under the Environmental, Health, and Safety, the Education and Societal Dimensions, and the Nanomanufacturing program component areas, or any successor program component areas, including a description of each project, its source of funding by agency, and its funding history.(…)

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