Report from Ground Zero: How geoscientists aid in the aftermath of environmental disasters
People around the world remember when they first learned of the attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. For me, the memories are vivid — my feelings of shock, horror and sadness were similarly etched on the faces of all the attendees of a mining and the environment workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I was speaking. At that time, I had no idea that our small research group at the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colo., would soon be called upon to help public officials understand the potential health and environmental implications of the disaster and the ensuing rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Report from Ground Zero: How geoscientists aid in the aftermath of environmental disasters|
|Series title||Earth Magazine|
|Contributing office(s)||Office of the AD Energy and Minerals, and Environmental Health|
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