Sea Grant Pharmaceutical Pollution Task Force meeting set for April 15

Pennsylvania Sea Grant will host a public Pharmaceutical Pollution Task Force meeting on Friday, April 15. The daylong event will be held at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive.

Pennsylvania Rep. John Hornaman and Elliott Cook, assistant professor in the LECOM School of Pharmacy, will be the meeting's co-hosts. “This meeting will provide an overview of the current state of pharmaceutical medication disposal in an effort to help our Pennsylvania lawmakers craft their upcoming legislation for equitably funded and environmentally friendly disposal of unwanted medication,” said Marti Martz, coastal outreach specialist with Pennsylvania Sea Grant. “We welcome input from the public, because everyone who uses Lake Erie as their water source certainly has a vested interest in the outcome of this legislation.”

Reservations for meeting attendance are appreciated and can be made to Martz by phoning 814-217-9015 or sending an e-mail to mam60@psu.edu online.

The Pennsylvania Sea Grant program is a partnership of Penn State, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and is part of the National Sea Grant College Network. The network sponsors research, education, training and outreach projects to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of coastal resources.

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Last Updated April 06, 2011