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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( March 26, 1997)
SDSM& T TO HOST ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS FORUM ON APRIL 22 / ” EARTH DAY”
The 1997 Environmental Affairs Forum will be held on the campus of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on Tuesday, April 22, 1997, which also has been designated as “ Earth Day.” The event is being sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers/ Government and Public Relations Office; SDSM& T Civil and Environmental Engineering Department; SDSM& T ASCE Student Chapter, Black Hills Branch of ASCE; and the South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association.
The forum will include sessions on solid waste, air quality and water quality issues. The luncheon speaker will be Dennis Hood, Physical Scientist, EROS Data Center. He will discuss the “ Mission to Planet Earth” program, in which SDSM& T is developing a partnership with the EROS Data Center.
Speakers for the sessions include the following individuals:
Air Quality Issues: Robert Hammer ( Moderator), Environmental Services ( ENSR); Ron Johnson, Institute of Atmospheric Studies; Ann Rinche, Pennington County; Fred Karl, Black Hills Power and Light; Tim Rogers, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( DENR); and Robert Hammer, ENSR.
Water Quality Issues: Steve Shelsky ( Moderator), MAXIM; Peter Ismet, Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA); Van Lindquit, Western Dakota Water Development District ( WDWDD); Scott Kenner, SDSM& T; and Kent Woodmansay, DENR.
Solid Waste Issues: Deborah Barton ( Moderator), South Dakota Solid Waste
Management Association; Dave Templeton, DENR Administrator of Waste Management Programs; Rodney Coker, tribal utility consultant, Indian Health Service; Jerry Wright, Superintendent of Solid Waste Operations, City of Rapid City; and Mark Hunsicker, HDR Engineering.
The registration fee is $ 40 ($ 20 for K- 12 teachers) if received before April 14th and $ 50 ($ 30 for K- 12 teachers) after that date. There is no registration fee for students. Reservations for the catered luncheon, which costs an additional $ 10, must be made in advance. Continuing education credit can be obtained by engineers who participate in the conference.
For additional information, contact Dr. Bruce Berdanier, SDSM& T Civil and Engineering Department, at 394- 5172 or via E- mail at bberdani@ silver. sdsmt. edu.
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