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Project Title: Potential Human Health Effects of Surface Coal Mining Operations in Central Appalachia

PIN: DELS-BESR-16-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Health and Medicine Division

Sub Unit:
Board on Earth Sciences & Resources
Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology
Board on Health Sciences Policy

Glickson, Deborah

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Health and Medicine

Surface Coal Mining/Human Health Meeting 4
August 21, 2017 - August 23, 2017
Town Hall - Perry County Library (289 Black Gold Blvd, Hazard, KY 41701)

Open Session - Griffin Gate Marriott (1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511)

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Remy Chappetta
Phone: 202-334-2766


Monday, August 21
Perry County Library (289 Black Gold Blvd, Hazard, KY 41701)

6:30 p.m. Town Hall Forum
As part of a study examining the potential relationship between health risks and living near surface coal mining or reclamation sites, the National Academies will hold a town hall to gain insights and information from people living in the surrounding communities. The National Academies study committee invites community members to attend and share their perspectives on this topic. The focus of the study is people living near coal-mining areas, rather than on occupational health of coal mine workers.

9:00 p.m. Town Hall Forum Adjourns

Tuesday, August 22
Griffin Gate Marriott (1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511)
Room TBD

12:45 p.m. Welcome – Paul Locke, Committee Chair
• Opening Statement
• Introductions
• Recap of August 21 Site Visit

1:00 p.m. Discussions with State Agencies
• Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
o Charles Snavely – Introduction
o Richard Wahrer – Surface Water Historical Quality Monitoring Program
o Larry Taylor – KY Division of Water Monitoring Program and Cancer Study
• Kentucky Department of Public Health
o Ardis Hoven

2:30 p.m. Regional Geology, Geochemistry, and Hydrology of Central Appalachia
• Lee Daniels, Virginia Tech
• Cortland Eble, Kentucky Geological Survey
• David Wunsch, Delaware Geological Survey

4:00 p.m. Break

4:15 p.m. Coal Cleaning and Processing – Rick Honaker, University of Kentucky

4:45 p.m. Particulate Matter from Surface Coal Mining Operations – Viney Aneja, North Carolina State University

5:10 p.m. Additional Committee Q&A for Speakers

5:25 p.m. Public Comment Period

5:35 p.m. Open Session Adjourns

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Paul Locke
Carmen Agouridis
Herman Gibb
William Hopkins
Nancy Johnson
Braden Lusk
John Popp
Mike Robinson
Judith Zelikoff

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Mine Site Visit
Town Hall Forum
Open Session Presentations

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: August 28, 2017