Illegal Drugs and the Environment

Illegal Drugs and the Environment

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700 Army Navy Dr

700 Army Navy Drive

Arlington, VA 22202

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A discussion of the devastating environmental impacts observed by DEA staff at sites of illicit drug cultivation and production worldwide.

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DEA agents and forensics specialists encounter rain forests in Central and South America cleared for coca and opium poppy fields and banned toxic pesticides used in marijuana grows in U.S. national forests. Further, tons of hazardous waste and chemicals, byproducts of industrial methamphetamine and cocaine production, are discharged into African, Asian, and Central and South American waterways every year.

Our panel discussion, moderated by Curator of Education Josh Edmundson, will be an eye-opening experience enriched by the firsthand experience, knowledge, and observations of DEA experts.

Note: Tickets are only required to attend IN PERSON. Do not RSVP if you plan to attend virtually.

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