With help from the Superfund Research Program in the UNC School of Public Health, a free informational session on vapor intrusion has been organized for Monday, February 9, from 6:30-8:30pm at SciWorks.
Lenny Siegel of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight will explain vapor intrusion, testing and remediation options. A panel of nationally-recognized experts including Siegal, Dr. Kelly Pennell of the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Program, and Kathleen Gray from the UNC Superfund Research Program will be available to answer audience questions following the presentation. SciWorks is located at 400 W. Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem.
Experts who will be speaking include:
Lenny Siegel, Executive Director, Center of Public Environmental Oversight. Siegel is one of the nation’s leading experts on vapor intrusion. For the past 16 years, he has been educating communities on the vapor intrusion process and technologies for cleanup. In 2011, Siegel’s efforts were recognized nationally, with the USEPA’s Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award.
Dr. Kelly Pennell, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky Superfund Research Program. Dr. Pennell is a leading researcher in the area of vapor intrusion, with funding from the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the National Science Foundation (NSF). For more than a decade, her research has focused on the interface of research, policy and practice, and her funding enables her to share science-based vapor intrusion information with communities such as ours.
Kathleen Gray, Research Translation Core Leader, UNC Superfund Research Program. For more than a decade, Gray has worked with communities across North Carolina to enhance understanding of how environmental exposures can influence health and identify ways to reduce exposure and associated risks. Her work focuses on engaging communities in environmental problem solving, incorporating current science into decision-making, and translating environmental health sciences research for varied audiences.