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Dr. S. Thomas Bond to Speak About Fracking on October 10

Posted Sep. 20, 2012

Dr. S. Thomas Bond, an inorganic chemist and farmer, will speak at Kent State University at East Liverpool on October 10 at 6:00 pm in the Slak Shak about the very topical subject of fracking, particularly about environmental difficulties experienced from the fracking process.  Dr. Bond received his higher education from Salem College (WV) and Jackson State Teachers College (Alabama), an MA in Science Teaching from West Virginia University, and a Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Kent State University. He has taught every course required for a Bachelors degree during a long tenure at Salem College.  Born on a farm, he has also farmed continuously all his life except the years he was in college and while he was in the Biological Warfare Unit at the U. S Army Chemical Corps School, Fort McClellan, Alabama. 

Much of Dr. Bond’s presentation about fracking will focus on the water table and problems with water, but will also include information about air quality, surface destruction, health issues, and legislation related to Fracking.  He has identified thirteen major problems with fracking: air pollution; water pollution in streams; contamination of aquifers; trucks destruction of inadequate roads; leasing complaints; corruption of the political process; loss of surface area; explosions; health issues;life style issues; transient workers;population scale issues; and devaluation of the land surface.

Dr. Bond is a member of Guardians of the West Fork, the WV/Pa Monongahelia Area Watershed Compact, and keeps in contact with other central West Virginia watershed organizations.  Locust Hill Farm, the family farm, produces 55 head of quality Red Angus feeder calves each year.

Beaver Run Reservoir
Photo Courtesy of Marcellus Shale.US

For more information please contact:
Kent State University at East Liverpool
330-385-3805 
          or
Dr. Patti Swartz
pswartz@kent.edu
330-382-7450