Mark Borsuk, Ph.D. Invited Keynote Speaker at the NH DES Source Water Protection Conference May 6
Dr. Borsuk will present the CEC and RTC work to survey private well owners to determine barriers to private well testing and treatment. Borsuk and Kathrin Lawlor, CEC Corrdinator, will sit on a roundtable panel for an afternoon session on private well outreach and education. The session will be moderated by Laurie Rardin, RTC Coordinator. Conference registration is still open.
Celia Chen Presents, "A Fish Tale: A Review of the Science of Fish Contamination, Consumption, and Advisories" - May 7
As part of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, Celia Chen, Ph.D. will participate in a national partnership call with Gary Ginsberg, Ph.D. from the CT Department of Health on May 7 at 1 pm. Register here to participate in the call.
NAC-SETAC Meeting Focuses on Risk Communication
The North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry is holding its annual meeting June 10-12 in Freeport, ME. A short course on communicating environmental risk will be offered on June 10 and Day 1 of the meeting features a session on risk communciation and outreach led by Celia Chen with a presentation by Laurie Rardin. For more information and to register, visit NAC-SETAC.
2015 Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
Celia Chen is on the Steering Committee for the 12th International meeting on mercury taking place June 14-19 in Jeju, Korea.
FDA Expects to Withdraw Approval for Last Food-Animal Drug Containing Arsenic
Superfund Research Brief - Switchgrass & Bacteria Remove PCBs from Soil
Washington Post Reports on Hidden Benefits of Cutting Coal Pollution
Director Stanton Quoted in Huffington Post on Arsenic Levels in Wine
The Huffington Post reports on California winemakers sued over arsenic levels in wine. Huffington Post article
Fox News story discusses research led by Kathryn Cottingham, professor of biological sciences, which found that white wine and beer significantly raised people's arsenic levels.
Researcher Brian Jackson in NYT on Arsenic in Rice Crackers
Trainee Kate Buckman Leads New Paper on Berlin, NH Superfund Site
Record Number Attend Science Pub on Metals in Food
Eighty people attended the Pub on a cold, snowy evening. Questions and conversation focused on arsenic in food particularly rice, with additional questions on mercury in fish. The panelists conveyed the importance of limiting exposure to arsenic and mercury (which includes testing private well water) while continuing to eat a healthy diet including rice and fish. But is it Safe to Eat? What to Make of Those Food Studies
Superfund Researchers Present to NH Farm Bureau February 19
Celia Chen, RTC Leader and Kathrin Lawlor, CEC Coordinator, presented an overview of our SRP Center research and discussed NH Farm Bureau needs and questions relative to our studies of arsenic and mercury.
CBS News Story on Arsenic in Rice
CBS news coverage discusses FDA studies and health implications of eating rice over long term. CBS Coverage
Dragonfly Project at Gorham High School
Gorham High School science teacher Sarah Clemmitt received a Tillotson grant which allowed her class to continue their work with the Dartmouth SRP and the dragon fly citizen science project to measure mercury levels near the Berlin Superfund site. Berlin Daily Sun Article
Valley News Coverage of the Dragon Fly Citizen Scientist Project
The Dartmouth Superfund Program has been working with local high schools and the Schoodic Institute to study dragon fly larvae as an indicator of mercury levels in the environment. Valley News Article