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Press Conference: Fracking Waste Injection Well Threatens Pittsburgh’s Water

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Please join a press conference Thursday morning to hear residents of the Allegheny River Valley urgently ask Governor Tom Wolf to exercise his executive power to revoke the permit for the Penneco Sedat #3A class 2 waste disposal well in Plum Borough. The well site would present devastating risks to several downstream Allegheny River public drinking water systems, including the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority which provides water to hundreds of thousands of City of Pittsburgh residents and businesses. New scientific evidence suggests there are numerous pathways for pollution. Protect PT, the Breathe Collaborative and Citizens for Plum are presenting this press conference to highlight the issues.

Speakers:  

Gillian Graber, MC

Matt Kelso, Local Plum Resident: Resident concerns and mine subsidence

Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E., Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering Emeritus and Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University: Engineering inadequacies 

Melissa Troutman, Research & Policy Analyst, EarthWorks, Co-Founder of Public Herald:  Radioactivity in fracking waste

Dr. Ned Ketyer, M.D., F.A.A.P Physicians for Social Responsibility and Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project: Health impacts

 

DETAILS

Date:
January 14th 2021
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Organizers

Breathe Project
Protect PT