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The Biggest Oil Spill You've Never Heard Of

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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2801 Sharon Tpk.

Millbrook, NY 12545

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On Friday, July 20 at 7 pm, join us for a presentation by Steve Hamilton, Cary Institute visiting scientist and professor at Michigan State's Kellogg Biological Station.

In July 2010, a pipeline ruptured near Michigan's Kalamazoo River, causing one of the largest inland oil spills in US history. Over a million gallons of tar sands entered the river; clean up took more than five years. Discover why the spill happened, the emergency response, the river’s recovery, and the implications for energy policies such as the Keystone XL expansion.

During the spill, Hamilton served as an independent advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency. Later he sat on a National Academy of Sciences committee charged with evaluating the environmental impacts of tar sands spills.

The event will be held in the Cary Institute auditorium, located at 2801 Sharon Tpk., Millbrook, NY.

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General admission registration does not guarantee entry. Admission is first-come first-served, based on venue capacity. We suggest arriving by 6:30PM. Aldo Leopold Society members may contact Vicki Doyle for reserved seating at doylev@caryinstitute.org or (845) 677-7600 x203.

For more information, contact Pamela Freeman freemanp@caryinstitute.org

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