Thu, Sep 10|
Radioactivity and Oil and Gas Waste Lunch Hour
Oil and gas waste is becoming a hot topic, as more research delves into the radioactivity of this waste. The impacts of this waste cannot be ignored. Join us Sept. 10 with Rolling Stone journalist Justin Noble for a conversation about radioactivity and oil and gas waste.
Time & Location
Sep 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
About the Event
Justin Nobel writes on issues of science and the environment for Rolling Stone, Audubon, Oxford American, DeSmog, and other US magazines, investigative sites and literary journals. His work has been published in Best American Travel Writing 2011, and 2016, and Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014. A book he co-wrote with a death row exoneree, “The Story of Dan Bright,” was published in 2016 by University of New Orleans Press. He is presently working on a book about the issue of the radioactivity brought to the surface in oil and gas production and the many different pathways of contamination posed to the industry’s workers, the public and communities, and the environment to be published with Simon & Schuster and tentatively titled, “Petroleum 238 - Big Oil’s Dangerous Secret and the Grassroots Fight to Stop It.” His work on this issue is supported by the journalism nonprofit Economic Hardship Reporting Project.