Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee Chairwoman Mikie Sherrill to Chair Field Hearing In Bloomfield on Lead in Drinking Water

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Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee Chairwoman Mikie Sherrill to Chair Field Hearing on Lead in Drinking Water

(Bloomfield, NJ) – On Tuesday, October 15 at 10 AM EST, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, will host Members of Congress in Bloomfield, New Jersey, for a field hearing titled, “Addressing the Lead Crisis through Innovation & Technology.”

 

Members and witnesses will discuss the prevalence and effects of lead in drinking water and the challenges that local leaders face in addressing lead contamination. Committee Members will also consider innovative, science-based solutions for anticipating risk and preventing contamination and explore research opportunities to help municipalities reduce lead exposure more quickly and cost-effectively.

This field hearing will be open to the public and press.

 

WHAT:          House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Field Hearing: “Addressing the Lead Crisis through Innovation & Technology”

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST

WHERE:       Early Childhood Center at Forest Glen

Gymnasium

280 Davey Street

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

 

WITNESSES:

Panel I

  • The Honorable Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., County Executive, Essex County, New Jersey
  • The Honorable Joseph Scarpelli, Mayor of Nutley, New Jersey
  • The Honorable Michael Venezia, Mayor of Bloomfield, New Jersey

 

Panel II

  • Dr. Diane Calello, Executive and Medical Director, New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers University
  • Dr. Marc Edwards, University Distinguished Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Mr. Michael Ramos, Chief Engineer, Chicago Public Schools; Inventor, the Noah Auto Flushing Device for Lead Mitigation
  • Dr. Eric Roy, Founder, Hydroviv
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