Nate McElroy of the Chemistry Department will present the Fall Sigma Xi Lecture “Water Quality in Indiana County and the Region” on Tuesday, November 19, from 7:00–8:30 p.m. in Weyandt Hall, room 32.
Indiana County and the rest of western Pennsylvania has
provided, and continues to provide, a rich source of traditional fossil fuels
for energy generation. In recent years, there has been much concern about the
potential negative impacts of gas extraction from the Marcellus shale
formation, particularly on water quality. This presentation will include a
discussion on our region’s water quality, descriptions of local monitoring
programs, and suggestions for future steps to address concerns on both sides of
You may have read about McElroy’s work on the Beaver
Run Water Quality Project, a joint project of faculty and students in
Chemistry, Geography and Regional Planning, and Geoscience. For more information, see the Beaver Run Reservoir website.
Student vouchers are available if you want confirmation of your
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