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Illinois seeks scientists to help in Asian carp fight 


Associated Press
June 7, 2011

ALTON -- Illinois officials are looking for scientists to help in the state's battle against the Asian carp.

In a statement released Monday, Lieutenant Gov. Sheila Simon says she is accepting applications for anyone who wants to serve on what is called the Science Advisory Committee.

Simon says the committee -- made up of volunteers from the scientific community and representatives from not-for-profit organizations and state and federal agencies -- also examines other potential threats to the state's rivers.

Simon wants volunteers who have advanced degrees in civil engineering, hydrology, aquatic ecology or a related field who are willing to spend no less than 75 hours a year working on the committee.

Applications must be in before July 15. For more information, contact