USAO to Hold Panel Discussion on Ohio Train Derailment March 2

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11 a.m. event includes pizza lunch and is free and open to the public

The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma will hold a panel discussion on the impacts of the recent train derailment and chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio on March 2 at 11 a.m. in Davis Hall Room 224.

The event, sponsored by the USAO Foundation, is free and open to the public and includes a pizza lunch. Speakers will include USAO faculty members Dr. Nicholas Boyde, professor of chemistry, Dr. David Reed, assistant professor of environmental science and director of undergraduate mentored research, and Thomas Willcock, instructor of chemistry and lab coordinator.

The three professors will cover a range of topics related to the Ohio accident, including why the train was carrying such hazardous chemicals, the ecological implications of the response for the local watershed and communities downwind, and the overall timeline of the response.

For more information, contact Dr. Quan Tran, professor of mathematics, at 405-574-1276 or  

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