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May 2011 BAPG Monthly Meeting

  • May 18, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 9:59 PM
  • Sonoma Grill 5010 Main Street Snyder, NY 14226

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Speaker: Gene Florentino, P.G. - Principal Geologist

Ecology and Environment


Abstract


Why is there so much hoopla over Hydraulic Fracturing? Hasn’t it been occurring for over 60 years? Wasn’t it already studied by the EPA? Are our children and grandchildren going to be drinking water contaminated by “Frac Fluids? These are all good questions for the general public! But as scientists, do they hold any validity? Hydraulic fracturing is an important means of accessing one of the nation’s most vital and abundant energy resources, natural gas. Advances in technology, along with economic and energy policy developments, have spurred a drama;c growth in the use of hydraulic fracturing across the United States, causing concern among the general public. To this end, the USEPA was directed by the US congress Appropriation Conference Committee to conduct research to examine the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on underground sources of drinking water.
This presentation outlines the factors leading to the development of the study, the general mechanisms of hydraulic fracturing, and EPA’s planned study approach to determine the potential risks to drinking water.
Bio
Mr. Florentino is a principal geologist at Ecology and Environment, Inc.’s headquarters in Lancaster NY. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology at the State College of New York at Oneonta in 1983, and a Master of Science degree in Geology at the University of Akron Ohio in 1985. Mr. Florentino was President of BAPG in 1999, and served on the board between 1998 and 2003. He is a Licensed Professional Geologist in the state of Pennsylvania, and a member of the New York State Council of Professional Geologists (NYSCPG). Mr. Florentino has been on the NYSCPG Board since 2003.

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This meeting will be kindly sponsored by Paradigm Environmental Services
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