EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - Dr. S. Thomas Bond, an inorganic chemist and farmer, will speak about fracking and the environment at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kent State University East Liverpool Campus' Slak Shak.
Bond's presentation will focus on water tables and water quality, air quality, surface and health issues and fracking-related legislation. Bond said he identified 13 major problems with fracking, including air pollution, water pollution in streams, contamination of aquifers, trucks traveling on inadequate roads, leasing issues, political corruption, loss of surface area, explosions, health issues, lifestyle issues, transient workers, population scale issues and devaluation of land surface.
He received his doctorate in inorganic chemistry at Kent State and a master's degree in science teaching at West Virginia University. He was a Salem College professor and a member of the Biological Warfare Unit at the U.S. Army Chemical Corps School at Fort McClellan, Ala.
Bond is a member of Guardians of the West Fork and West Virginia/Pennsylvania Area Watershed Compact. His farm, Locust Hill Farm, produces Red Angus feeder calves.