Periodic Tables: Coal Ash, Lead, and Aging Infrastructure: Stories of North Carolina Drinking Water

Periodic Tables: Coal Ash, Lead, and Aging Infrastructure: Stories of North Carolina Drinking Water

Tue Apr 16

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$5

This event is all ages

Periodic Tables
Periodic Tables
Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way. See this page for information about the program.
Coal Ash, Lead, and Aging Infrastructure: Stories of North Carolina Drinking Water
Coal Ash, Lead, and Aging Infrastructure: Stories of North Carolina Drinking Water
Every drink of water is a risk. Where did it come from? How did it get there? What chemicals or microbes are in it? Who processed it and how well? Come listen to an interdisciplinary group of Duke University graduate and undergraduate students showcase their creative projects, sharing insights from communities across the state about the kinds of risks they encounter in their drinking water. The team will present three case studies that explore water and risk in North Carolina: lead contamination in Durham; coal ash impoundments in Belmont; and aging infrastructure in Orange County.

Presenters:
Kathleen Burns, English
Nadratun Chowdhury, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Rupanjali Karthik, Law
Tommy Lin, Chemistry and Computer Science