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Cradle to Grave: The Reverberating Health Hazards of Oil and Gas Industry

Hosted by Halt The Harm Network & Tonyehn Verkitus
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Program Schedule (We're using the same link for all sessions)

12:00 PM The False Promise of Unconventional Gas Development – Panel Discussion with Pouné and panelists (Dr. Carl Werntz, Wilma Subra, Lee McCaslin, and Kristen Locy)

1:10 PMRadioactive NationJustin Nobel and Kristen Locy, Investigative Journalists

2:20 PM – Forever Chemicals in Oil & Gas Extraction – with Dusty Horwitt, PSR consultant and attorney

3:25 PM – NORM and Measurements of Radioactivity and Effective Dose from Oil and Gas Activities in Southern Pennsylvania Marsha Haley, MD, Radiation Oncology, and Paul “Bobby” Manion, Wayne State University/PSR PA Research on Radioactive Emissions.

Full Event Description:

Although the unconventional gas development (UGD) industry has consistently and falsely claimed to be a great creator of jobs promising regional prosperity, the quantity and quality of those jobs are not questioned enough. Thankfully, the Ohio River Valley Institute recently released a set of reports exposing how the UGD industry failed as a job creator in Appalachia, and how a real-life model of successful energy transition can bring the promised regional prosperity.

Meanwhile, the inferiority of UGD industry jobs remains underexposed, despite the excellent investigative journalism covered in Rolling Stone magazine, Public Herald, the DeSmog Blog, and other recent reports. The danger in promoting UGD industry jobs as safe or healthy opportunities cannot be scrutinized enough because of the harm and danger these jobs pose for workers, their families and communities, and, ultimately, as the impact spreads, our climate.

Cradle to Grave: The Reverberating Health Hazards of Oil and Gas Industry, will take focus from the point of the worker's often uninformed toxic exposure to PFAS chemicals and radioactivity, into exposure to their family, and throughout their community, and beyond.

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