Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Feb. 18 symposium in Philly to focus on natural-gas drilling's effects on environment, public health

The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology and the Center for Public Health Initiatives are hosting a free symposium Feb. 18 on the “Impact of Unconventional Natural Gas Drilling Operations on the Environment and Public Health.” Registration is required for the event, which will take place at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The registration deadline is Feb. 10.

The symposium hopes to "engage many different stakeholders concerning hydraulic fracturing and educate participants on the process and effects on the environment and public health," according to the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn. "The symposium will also profile ongoing research on this topic. The day will end with a session on citizens’ concerns with a panel discussion." For more information or to register click here. For the event's full agenda click here.

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