Session No. 64
Sunday, 27 October 2013: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 4CD

P6. Energy and Health: The Emergence of Medical Geology in Response to the Shale Gas Boom

GSA Geology and Health Division

 

Thomas Darrah, Saugata Datta and Robyn Hannigan, Conveners
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Start Time
 
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
STREAM FLOW AND FRAC-WATER WITHDRAWALS IN PENNSYLVANIA
BARTH-NAFTILAN, E., SAIERS, James E., and ALOYSIUS, N., School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, erica.barth@yale.edu
1:25 PM
TRACING THE IMPACTS OF FOSSIL FUELS PRODUCTION ON THE QUALITY OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE UNITED STATES
VENGOSH, Avner, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, vengosh@duke.edu
1:45 PM
A GEOCHEMICAL FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING THE SOURCE AND MIGRATION OF NATURAL HYDROCARBON BRINES INTO SHALLOW GROUNDWATER AQUIFERS: A CASE STUDY FROM SOUTH-CENTRAL NEW YORK
POREDA, Robert, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester, 227 Hutchison Hall, Rochester, NY 14627, poreda@earth.rochester.edu, KREUZER, Rebecca, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester, 227 Hutchison Hall, Rochester, NY 14627, JACKSON, Robert, Nicholas School of the Environment and Center on Global Change, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, VENGOSH, Avner, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, WARNER, Nathaniel, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, Old Chemistry Building, Durham, NC 27708, and DARRAH, Thomas H., School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Laboratory, 125 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
2:05 PM
DRINKING WATER AND SHALE GAS EXTRACTION: EVIDENCE FOR WATER CONTAMINATION IN SOME LOCATIONS BUT NOT OTHERS
JACKSON, Robert B.1, VENGOSH, Avner2, DARRAH, Thomas, H.2, DOWN, Adrian3, and WARNER, Nathaniel3, (1) Nicholas School of the Environment and Center on Global Change, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, jackson@duke.edu, (2) Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, (3) Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, Old Chemistry Building, Durham, NC 27708
2:25 PM
PRODUCED WATER FROM SHALE GAS PRODUCTION: ORGANIC SUBSTANCES AND TOXICITY TESTING
OREM, William H.1, CROSBY, Lynn M.2, TATU, Calin3, VARONKA, Matthew S.4, DEVERA, Christina4, and ENGLE, Mark5, (1) U.S. Geological Survey, 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, borem@usgs.gov, (2) US Geological Survey, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Mail Stop 956, National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20192, (3) University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, 300708, Romania, (4) U.S. Geological Survey, 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, (5) U.S. Geological Survey, El Paso, TX 79930
2:45 PM
UNDERSTANDING IN-HOUSE EXPOSURES TO NATURAL GAS AND METAL-RICH AEROSOLS FROM GROUNDWATER WITHIN AN UNCONVENTIONAL ENERGY BASIN
DARRAH, Thomas H., School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Laboratory, 125 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, darrah.24@osu.edu
 
3:00 PM
Break
3:15 PM
AIR IMPACTS OF OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT ON AIR QUALITY: WHAT RESEARCH HAS SHOWN SO FAR
PETRON, Gabrielle, University of Colorado, NOAA GMD, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, gabrielle.petron@noaa.gov
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3:35 PM
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3:55 PM
ENERGY AND HEALTH: THE EMERGENCE OF MEDICAL GEOLOGY IN RESPONSE TO THE SHALE GAS BOOM: AN OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE (OEM) PERSPECTIVE
THEM, Theodore F., Occupational & Evironmental Medicine, Guthrie Clinic, Ltd, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, them_theodore@guthrie.org
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4:15 PM
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4:35 PM
PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
CARPENTER, David O., School of Public Health, Institute for Health and the Environment University at Albany, University at Albany, 5 University Pl., Rm. A217, Rensselaer, NY 12144, dcarpenter@albany.edu
 
4:55 PM
Concluding Remarks