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Westminster College's Environmental Programs to Host Lunch Seminar with Hydrogeologist

Friday, September 27, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Environmental Programs will host a lunch seminar featuring Kyle Murray, Oklahoma geological survey hydrogeologist, at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Phillips Lecture Hall in the Hoyt Science Resources Center.

Murray will present "Interplay between Water, Energy and the Environment: Tales from the Mid-Continent." He will provide answers to some of the commonly asked questions concerning hydraulic fracturing, including: how much freshwater is used for hydraulic fracturing, what are some of the chemicals of concern used in hydraulic fracturing, and what is the quality of produced water?

Murray serves as a hydrogeologist for the Oklahoma Geological Survey and as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. His research is designed to provide practical scientific perspectives on water issues and to influence responsible management and sustainable practices.

Contact Leslie Watson at 724-946-6279 for additional information.