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Society for Risk

Analysis


New England Chapter


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Event Series


MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

T
ue
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Time:
4:15 Refreshments


5:00 Presentations followed by discussion



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Location

(Directions see page 3)

Room 1562 [15th Floor
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Small Court Room]

USEPA Region 1

5 Post Office Square


Boston, MA 02109


Ple
ase RSVP by
Monday
,
January

2
7
th

to
Margarita Shablya/HEI Phone: 617
-
488
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2345.

Email:

mshablya@healtheffects.org



For more information on SRA
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NE, please go to:
www.sra
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ne.org



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We all depend on some form of energy to survive.


Yet all forms of energy have adverse impacts that differ in
their nature and severity and
in how
those impacts

are distributed geographically and among different
segments of society.


The better known risks of nuclear and fossil fuel derived energy have caused people to
favor alternative, more 'environmentally friendly' forms of energy
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wind a
nd solar power.


However, these have
their critics as well. What is the contribution of scientists and risk analysts in this debate?



This seminar will be devoted to a discussion of wind turbines, focusing on the results of the January 2012 MA
DEP "Wind T
urbine Health Impact Study"
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available at

http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dep/energy/wind/turbine
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impact
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study.pdf


We hope that the presentation will be useful to those i
nvolved in wind turbine siting and evaluation but will also
stimulate broader discussion of the public health, policy and communication challenges associated with energy
use.



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Sheryl Grace, PhD.
Dr. Grace is an Associate Professor of M
echanical Engineering at Boston University. Her
research interests lie in the fields of unsteady aerodynamics and aeroacoustics. She focuses on creating
analytical and computational models of the mechanics which create sound and vibration. She is most int
erested
in applications in which the vibration and sound result from the interactions of unsteady flows past solid bodies,
such as for aircraft external structures and marine and aircraft propulsion systems. Her analyses are intended to
be used as predicti
ve tools in the design of next generation systems, and they offer a less expensive mode of
prediction as compared to experiment.


Wendy Heiger
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Bernays, PhD.

Dr. Heiger
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Bernays is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Boston
University School o
f Public Health.
Her interests center on understanding how environmental hazards adversely
affect people’s health and how risks associated with these exposures can be quantified and decreased. She
collaborates with other researchers to understand patterns

of migration of contaminants in municipal compost
and soils in urban gardens and risks associated with these agents, with the objective of translating this research
into cost
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effective best practices. As a member of a multi
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disciplinary team she is invest
igating the properties
that impact human health and that limit the installation of on
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shore large wind
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turbines. Dr. Heiger
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Bernays is a
member of the BUSPH team investigating flame retardants in which she is focusing on understanding the risks
associated
with exposure to the chemicals. She also serves on technical advisory committees for toxicological
and environmental health issues at both the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the
US Environmental Protection Agency and as Chair of h
er local board of health.




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G
ETTING TO THE
E
VENT


Directions to EPA's New England Headquarters:

http://www.epa.gov/region1/directions/index.html


Main office is located in downtown Boston at

5 Post Office Square. The visitor entrance is located on Congress
Street.

Please note that 5 Post Office Sq. is a
F
ederal building on

GSA

property.
Proper ID is required for entry.


Directions inside the building:



Enter at Congress Street between Water an
d Milk streets
.
Enter the glass door next to bronze sign that
says "The John McCormack Post Office"



Go through security.



Walk up the stairs to the first floor or take the elevator on the left to the first floor.


On the first floor
walk to the giant clock
and you will see two banks of elevators.


Take any of the 5 elevators to the 15th
floor.


When you leave the elevator, Room 1562 is on the left at the end of the hall.




Anyone leaving the building after 6 pm cannot leave the same way they came in.


They
must leave either: (1)

via
the employee exit stairs under the large clock on the 1st floor (until 7 pm) which lets you out at Devonshire
Street

across

from an orange line entrance;

or (2) via the lobby through the "bike room door
.
"


One returns to
first fl
oor, takes the elevator or stairs down one floor to the lobby, then proceeds right and goes through gates
until one reaches a door on the left next to a security station.


Exit that door quickly and one will be on Congress
Street
.


Public Transportation

U
se MBTA Subway service to State Street (Orange Line). Follow Congress Street south (away from City Hall &
Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market) approximately 2 blocks. EPA's building at 5 Post Office Square will be on your right.