February 1, 2016 at 11:30 pm

Science Café | The Mining Legacy of Southeast Ohio, Feb. 3

Natalie Kruse Daniels

Natalie Kruse Daniels

Science Café presents Natalie Kruse Daniels on  “The Mining Legacy of Southeast Ohio: Learning from Past Mistakes,” on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room.

Natalie Kruse Daniels, an Ohio University associate professor of environmental studies, explains that when we mine coal, we expose minerals that used to be buried deep underground. These exposed minerals create a metal-rich acidic discharge that can be washed into streams.

Science Cafe logo“We hear a lot in the media about how environmental regulations and laws affect business, but when you don’t have regulation on these industries, the impact can be enormous,” she says. “We have to realize we live in a pretty clean environment because we regulate these industries.”

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