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PFAS Special Forum with PublicSource and Environmental Health News

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Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

777 Aten Road

Coraopolis, PA 15108

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To further educate local residents and environmental groups, we’re planning a special forum on Sept. 12, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel near the Pittsburgh International Airport. The panel will be moderated by Kristina Marusic, a reporter with Environmental Health News, and Oliver Morrison, a reporter with PublicSource, who have led news coverage of PFAS in the Pittsburgh region.

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Carla Ng, a PFAS researcher at the University of Pittsburgh
Caitlin Berretta, the manager of business develpoment at Evoqua, a company headquartered in PIttsburgh that does PFAS remediation
Melanie Benesh, the legislative attorney for the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit that has done extensive PFAS research
Hope Grosse and Joanne Stanton, residents in Eastern Pennsylvania who have lived near PFAS contamination (via video chat)
Lisa Daniels, DEP’s director of the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water


There will be time for a Q&A with the audience.

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Kristina Marusic, Environmental Health News
Oliver Morrison, PublicSource

Environmental Health News and PublicSource.org have partnered to report on PFAS contamination in the Pittsburgh region. So far, we’ve reported on the state's new PFAS task force, raised questions about the plan for a drinking water standard, highlighted PFAS contamination on local military bases and airports, and called attention to the widespread use of a type of farm fertilizer that could be contaminated throughout the state.


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