The Toll of Coal: Cradle to Grave Impacts of Coal on Human Health
at Marshall University’s Campus Christian Center , #1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV
Join scientists, health professionals, students, coalfield residents and others. We’ll explore how the entire cycle of coal use impacts human health — impacts from mining, “cleaning,” transportation and burning, to coal ash disposal.
Engage with Panels, Interactive Workshops and our Keynote Speaker, 20-year environmental justice advocate Rita Harris, with Sierra Club’s Environmental Justice Program.
Panelists include Dr. Ben Stout of Wheeling Jesuit University; Dr. Michael Hendryx of West Virginia University; Dr. Michael M. Kostenko, DO from Daniels, WV; Maria Lambert, resident of Prenter, WV, where community members believe coal-slurry-contaminated groundwater has impacted people’s health; retired deep miner and OVEC volunteer Chuck Nelson; and Truman Hurt, with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth.
Registration fee: $20, includes lunch / $10 for students, includes lunch. Inquire about scholarship funds if needed. We have limited space, so please make your reservations early.
Conference sponsored by OVEC, MU SEAC and the Sierra Club WV Chapter.