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Exponent Scientist to Speak on "Mercury in the Onondaga Lake Remedy"


February 6, 2009

Dr. Betsy Henry, Senior Managing Scientist in Exponent's Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice will  launch SUNY-ESF’s 2009 Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series with “Mercury in the Onondaga Lake Remedy.” Tuesday, February 24, 4 pm, 145 Baker Laboratory, SUNY-ESF campus.

Dr. Henry's work focuses on assessment of mercury cycling and bioaccumulation in fresh and estuarine waters, mercury biogeochemistry in wetlands, mercury volatilization from contaminated soils, development of preliminary remediation goals for mercury in sediment and fish tissue for protection of wildlife and humans that consume fish, management options to control methylmercury formation, and residual risk analysis, including assessment of future concentrations of mercury in water and fish following remediation. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and the ESF Women's Caucus.

All presentations are free and open to the public.   More information on the seminar can be found on the ESF Women's Caucus website