Clean Water Institute to co-host program on Marcellus Shale gas issues
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway will lead a discussion on the Marcellus Shale development during an event hosted by Susquehanna Chapter Trout Unlimited and the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute on Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Room D-001 of the College's Academic Center. William Worobec, president of the PFBC Board of Commissioners, will also be in attendance.
Lycoming to hold Science Saturday Oct. 2
Lycoming College will host its annual Science Saturday Open House on Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m. The program offers high school juniors and seniors an inside look at the College's astronomy, biology, chemistry and physics departments.
Geologists to lead discussion on Marcellus Gas Drilling
The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute and the Responsible Drilling Alliance will co-sponsor a discussion on Marcellus Gas Drilling on Friday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the College's Academic Center D-001. Geologists Dr. Michel C. Boufadel and Dr. Anthony Ingraffea will be presenting their perspectives on drilling issues as they discuss hydrofracking.
Hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, is a process that results in the creation of fractures in rocks in order to increase the output of a well. The technique is most commonly used to stimulate gas wells and increases or restores the rate at which the gas can be produced from a reservoir, whether from a traditional or more unusual source, such as shale rock or coal beds.