STEEP Science Day
Members of the STEEP Superfund Research Program Center will be back on the Cape to discuss the science of hazardous chemicals called PFAS and their occurrence in U.S. drinking water supplies, including on Cape Cod. The program will include project updates from the STEEP team and a presentation on preliminary findings from the STEEP private wells study on the Cape. There will also be a poster session and time for community members to talk with the researchers.
The annual event is an opportunity for members of the Cape Cod community to connect with STEEP scientists, learn about research on PFAS, ask questions, and voice their concerns. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome!
There will be two opportunities for the community to attend the program on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019:
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Barnstable Town Hall
367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Rd, West Yarmouth, MA
STEEP Science Day is sponsored by the STEEP Superfund Research Program Center. The five-year project, led by the University of Rhode Island (URI), is a collaboration between URI; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health; and Silent Spring Institute.Local project partners include the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) and the Sierra Club, Cape Cod Group. This project is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
For more information about STEEP, visit the STEEP website.
Questions about Science Day? Contact:
Laurel Schaider, Ph.D.
Silent Spring Institute
(617) 332-4288 x224
University of Rhode Island