Media Advisory: Tonawanda Coke soil study kicks off Friday

Release Date: August 2, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An investigation into how emissions from the Tonawanda Coke plant may have affected nearby soil will begin Friday with a gathering of elected officials, community organizers, and scientists from the University at Buffalo and SUNY Fredonia.

The event will include a demonstration of how soil is sampled.

It will also feature remarks from Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26); Jennifer Lynn Shirk, interim director of the Citizen Science Association; and Joseph Gardella Jr., SUNY Distinguished Professor and John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry at UB; and residents and other elected officials.

Jackie James-Creedon, executive director of Citizen Science Community Resources, will moderate.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: River Road Volunteer Fire Co., 39 Kaufman Ave., Tonawanda, New York.

Media Contact Information

Cory Nealon
Director of News Content
Engineering, Computer Science
Tel: 716-645-4614
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
Twitter: @UBengineering