AK Coal Mining – Hazards to our health & environment – Aug 1

COAL MINING IN ALASKA: HAZARDS TO HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT will be held from 9 to 10am as part of the Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment teleconference seminar series. Guest Presenters Michelle Prevost, MD and Dennis Gann of Cook Inletkeeper will discuss contaminants that are released during mining, processing and transportation of coal, how living near coal mines can lead to adverse health effects, and how coal mining operations contaminate drinking water and surface water. Find out more about proposed plans to develop mines at Chuitna and Wishbone Hill, why communities are concerned, and how you can get involved in protecting public health, salmon, and water quality from coal contaminants.

For more information, or to join this FREE call and receive the dial-up instructions, please RSVP to ACAT at diana@akaction.org or call (907) 222-7714.