Pittsburgh Health Summit on Chemical Exposure in Gasfield Communities

Pittsburgh Health Summit on Chemical Exposure in Gasfield Communities

Saturday April 6th, 2013
Conference Time: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Location:

The Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Purpose: Recent technological advances in directional drilling and high volume slickwater hydraulic fracturing have stimulated the rapid development of a complex industrial network. In addition to multi-acre well pads, this network includes compressor stations, cryogenic separation plants, crystalline silica sand transfer stations, landfills that accept radioactive drill cuttings, and open impoundments for freshwater, flowback and other hazardous liquids. Incidences of human and animal health impacts from living near these facilities are increasingly documented, principally through the efforts of concerned citizens and community-based action groups. The Pittsburgh Health Summit will serve to further amplify the voices of people who suffer with symptoms of chemical exposure as they seek protection from air and waterborne contaminants generated by the rapidly expanding shale gas and oil industry. The event will be facilitated by Dr. Gerald Groves.

Registration: There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Lunch and light snacks will be provided.

Contact Information:

Dr. Yuri Gorby
Howard A. Blitman Chair in Environmental Engineering
Professor, Department of Biology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York, 12080
ygorby@gmail.com

Ernesto Villaseñor
Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
GMS Advisor & Ambassador
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Undergraduate Student & Research Assistant
Science and Technology Studies Dept.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York, 12180
villae2@rpi.edu

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