VIRTUAL EVENT SERIES

Health & Safety in Beaver County

Join us for a series of virtual events that will give Beaver County residents and the broader Ohio River Valley information on how to stay safe as industrial development in the region expands

  • 9/16 - AIR MONITORING AND EMERGENCY SYSTEMS
  • 9/30 - WATER MONITORING AND DRINKING WATER SAFETY
  • 10/14 - FILM SCREENING: THE STORY OF PLASTIC

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    This series is a project of Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community, League of Women Voters, Breathe Project, Halt the Harm Network and many other partners!

    1. AIR MONITORING AND EMERGENCY SYSTEMS

    The kick-off event for the Health & Safety in Beaver County series will discuss air monitoring systems in the region, citizen experiences and emergency management systems designed to keep the public safe. Don't miss the panel of experts and important discussion!

    Wednesday, September 16th, 7:00pm

    • Welcome and Overview: Bob Schmetzer
    • Moderator: Sr. Kari

    SPEAKERS

    • Citizen Experiences: Karen Gdula and Barbara Goblick, Marcia Lehman/Chlorine Fire
    • Air Monitoring Overview: Ana Hoffman, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Shell Fenceline Monitoring: Adam Kron, Environmental Integrity Project and Karl Koerner, Clean Air Council
    • Citizen Tools: Mark Dixon (Purple Air, RAMP, AirVis VOC, Summa canisters)
    • Emergency Response: Eric Brewer, Beaver Emergency Management
    • Live Panel with Public Q&A: Sr. Kari


    2: WATER MONITORING AND DRINKING WATER SAFETY

    This event will address Water Monitoring and Drinking Water Safety, including the work of ORSANCO, West Virginia University, Riverkeeper, and other groups to monitor the Ohio River and its tributaries, and the work of our water authorities to keep our drinking water safe.

    Wednesday, September 16th, 7:00pm

    • Welcome and Overview: Bob Schmetzer
    • Moderator: Sr. Kari

    SPEAKERS

    • ORSANCO Water Monitoring: Richard Harrison, Exec. Director of ORSANCO
    • 3 Rivers Quest/Ohio River/Beaver Monitoring: Melissa O’Neal, WVU
    • Water Pollution and Radioactivity: Dr. John Stolz
    • Citizen Actions: Eric Harder (Mt. Watershed) ALLARM stream monitoring, Nurdle Patrol, Waterkeeper update
    • Legislative Update: Sara Innamorato

    3. THE STORY OF PLASTIC, STUDENT FILM SCREENING

    Wednesday, October 14th, 6:00pm

    The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe and distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet.


    Sponsors

    • Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community -- BCMAC
    • League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
    • Breathe Project
    • Blue Lens
    • Beaver County Voice for Change
    • Beaver County NAACP
    • Clean Air Council
    • Communities First Sewickley Valley
    • Climate Reality Project
    • Environmental Health Project
    • Environmental Integrity Project
    • Halt The Harm
    • ReImagine Beaver County