Thursday, November 10, 2016

Report & Panel Discussion: Buffalo's Lead Poisoning Problem - What to Do About It?

What to do about Buffalo's lead poisoning problem?

Investigative Post has painstakingly detailed the problem and our reporting has prompted city and county officials to take steps to begin addressing the problem.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Dan Telvock will recap his award-winning reporting on the topic and moderate a panel discussion with three national experts. Telvock's presentation and the panel discussion will identify the problems and assess the effectiveness of the measures put in place and consider what additional steps need to be taken.

Speaker panel participants include:
  • Dr. Yanna Lambrinidou, an affiliate faculty member at Virginia Tech and founder of the non-profit children’s environmental health organization Parents for Nontoxic Alternatives.
  • Dr. Marc Edwards, who the Washington Post described as “the heroic professor who helped uncover the Flint lead water crisis,” will participate via Skype. Edwards is professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. He and Lambrinidou also helped expose lead in the drinking water in Washington, D.C.
The Nov. 16 event is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave.

Admission is $10 for the public and those who have purchased an Investigative Post membership at the Bronze level. There is no charge for Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. A membership, which includes free admission to most Investigative Post events, can be purchased online.

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