Would you know what to do if a CO2 pipeline leaks or ruptures?
On Monday, June 13 at 7pm, the Coalition to Stop CO2 Pipelines is hosting a webinar for emergency responders, healthcare providers, and local units of government responsible for public safety ((police, fire, sheriff, paramedics, ambulance services counties, municipalities, and townships). The purpose of this webinar is to:
- Review the hazards of CO2 pipelines.
- Discuss their potential impact of CO2 on human health.
- Begin dialogue with others about how to be prepared for a release of CO2, and what training and equipment is necessary.
CO2 pipelines are under-regulated by the government. When they rupture, a CO2 plume can spread a mile or more. Carbon Dioxide is harmful to humans and, in high enough concentrations, can cause death within minutes. Click to read Carbon Pipelines are Going Dangerously Unregulated.
Monday, June 13, 7pm to 8:00pm
90 minute webinar to help emergency responders and health professionals prepare a local response plan for a CO2 pipeline rupture
We will be joined by the following experts:
Richard Kuprewicz - Pipeline Safety. Rick has over 35 years experience in the energy industry offering special focus on appropriate pipeline design and operation in areas of unique population density or of an environmentally sensitive nature. He is currently a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC) and is the past chairman of the Washington State Citizens Committee on Pipeline Safety.
Ted Schettler, MD, MPH - Effects of CO2 on Human Health. Ted serves as Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network. He .received his MD from Case-Western Reserve University and a master's degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has participated in numerous webinars on the CO2 pipelines, exposing the risks to human health and safety.
Durward Pettis - First Responder. Durward is Chief of the local Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department in Yazoo County, Mississippi. Mr. Pettis rescued residents affected by the February 2020 CO2 pipeline rupture near Satartia , Mississippi, and will share both his experience as well as what first responders need to be able to respond to a rupture or leak. (training, equipment, etc.).
Facilitated Q & A follows panelists
Call or email Pam Richart: 773.556.3418 or firstname.lastname@example.org