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Why are Chemical Contaminants Produced During Hydraulic Fracturing?
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
St. Louis County Library – Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. REGISTER BELOW! Registrants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.
Featured Speaker: Kimberly Parker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Energy, Environmental, & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
The use of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” to produce oil and gas has raised concerns regarding potential environmental impacts, including the production of chemically contaminated wastewater. Environmental engineer, Kimberly Parker, shares how her research group applied their expertise in environmental chemistry to understand how these chemical contaminants are produced underground during fracking and what might be done to avoid them.
Why are Chemical Contaminants Produced During Hydraulic Fracturing? is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.