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Health and Fracking Masterclass
Friday 10th June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
The prospect of unconventional shale gas production through hydraulic fracturing has become a contentious public health issue worldwide. Medact are organising this masterclass in partnership with the Faculty of Public Health, the aim of which is to provide an opportunity for public health professionals to learn about the process of high volume hydraulic fracturing for shale gas production, the role that shale gas may play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the social, economic and health impacts of shale gas production.
Listen to audio recordings from the event:
Dr David McCoy, Dr Patrick Saunders, Dr Jo Hawkins, Dr Grant Allen, Professor John Middleton, Professor David Smythe, Professor Ernest Rutter, Professor Simon Capewell
11:00 Welcome and Introductions, Alice Munro
11:15 Overview of Fracking and its impact on health, Dr David McCoy
11:50 Risk to human health from direct exposures to hazards, Dr Patrick Saunders, followed by questions
13:15 Fracking and Regulatory Issues, Dr Jo Hawkins
14:00 Climate change Impacts of Fracking: Emerging science from the USA and the potential for translation to the UK, Dr Grant Allen
14:45 Coffee break
15:00 Panel discussion: Uncertainties Regarding Health and Fracking Chair: John Middleton. Prof. David Smythe, Prof. Ernest Rutter and Prof Simon Capewell
17:00 Drinks at Three Tuns, Lee Croft, Sheffield