untitledThe Winona State University Geoscience Department Earth Talks Speaker Series will host Kate Logan to present “Perchlorate Remediation in the Colorado River Basin” at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Science Laboratory Center Auditorium, room 120.

This talk will cover the topic of how the Colorado River, serving as a critical source of drinking and agricultural water in Western America, is affected by perchlorate compounds, readily dissolved in the water.

Logan will talk about the intersection of geology, environmental remediation, public policy, and the legal system using the on-going remediation of the Nevada Environmental Response Trust site as a case study.

Logan is an Associate at Ramboll Environ, a consulting firm focused on helping clients manage environmental, health, and social issues. Logan holds an undergraduate degree in Geology from Whitman College and a masters in Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public Environmental Health.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Earth Talks series serves as a forum through which experts from academia, government and the private sector, as well as WSU students and faculty, share their experiences and research results with the WSU geoscience community. The series also provides a venue for discussions of professional, educational, employment issues related to geology, natural resources, Earth science teaching, and other related disciplines.

For more information, contact Candace Kairies-Beatty at CKairiesBeatty@winona.edu.