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Webinar: Radioactive Fracking Wastewater: Chilling Threat to Health
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A chilling investigative article in the January 21 Rolling Stone magazine has found that wastewater from many oil and gas wells is dangerously radioactive. The local environment, nearby residents, and especially the oil and gas industry’s own employees may all be exposed to toxic levels of radiation – but most people are totally unaware.

Register here for a PSR webinar with Justin Nobel, the reporter whose two-year investigation culminated in these explosive revelations.


Fracking & Radioactivity, The Downstream Dirt – Pipelines, Compressor Stations, Gas Power Plants & Cracker Plants @ Philadelphia, PA - Friends Center, MLK Room
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
Please join PSR Philadelphia for a presentation featuring speakers Justin Nobel and Sharon Kelly, Rolling Stone Magazine.
New York State Shale Gas Exposures, Public Health & Policy @ Rensselaer, NY - University at Albany, Room TBA
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Hosted by David Carpenter, M.D.
Institute for Health & the Environment

Morning Session 9:30-12:00pm
Health & Exposure Presentations with Q&A

Sherry Van Lange, MBBS, MPH & David Brown, ScD: SWPA Environmental Health Project:
– Episodic exposures & health outcomes: Inadequate air monitoring & regulations
– Strategies for community surveillance
Joan Casey, PhD: Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
– Studying Health Using Electronic Health Records in PA Marcellus Shale
Lisa McKenzie, PhD: Colorado School of Public Health
– Exposures, Health Risks, and Outcomes near Oil and Gas Wells in Colorado

Afternoon Session 1:00-3:30pm
Policy Discussion: Moving from Science to Policy

Senator Jen Metzger, New York State Senate: Insights from the New York State Assembly
Pasquale Russo, Institute for Health & the Environment: The scope of New York
State’s natural gas emissions and exposed populations
Dr. Kathy Nolan, PSR-New York, Catskill Mountainkeeper, former Ulster County legislator: A local government perspective
Beth Weinberger, MPH, PhD: Structured discussion on actionable steps to protect community health from the risks posed by natural gas infrastructure

RSVP to by 02/21/2020
Space is limited. Please indicate Morning, Afternoon, or Both Sessions