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Course Addresses Environmental Protection in Wellfield Development


A participant visits the Shale Training & Education Center display in an outer hallway.
A participant visits the Shale Training & Education Center display in an outer hallway.
Steve Hobbs, of Leister Process Technologies, was among the industry speakers.
Steve Hobbs, of Leister Process Technologies, was among the industry speakers.
Attentive attendees absorb a full day of presentations.
Attentive attendees absorb a full day of presentations.
Participants hear from Environmental Protection Agency scientist Jeanne Briskin (who joined the meeting via teleconference) about the EPA's study into the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water.
Participants hear from Environmental Protection Agency scientist Jeanne Briskin (who joined the meeting via teleconference) about the EPA’s study into the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water.

Nearly 90 industry representatives convened at Penn College this week for a short course on Environmental Protection in Shale Oil and Gas Development. Held in Penn College’s Klump Academic Center Auditorium, the course was hosted by the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute and the University of Illinois. Among speakers were Tracy L. Brundage, assistant vice president for workforce and economic development, who summarized the college’s training activities. On Friday, Rex E. Moore, director of the ShaleNET Eastern Region Hub, joined FGI vendors at the college’s Energy Technology and Education Center to conduct geomembrane welding activities. The group also learned about recycling the membranes, which are used at well pads.
Most photos by Marc T. Kaylor, student photographer

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