Big Muddy Speaker Series

2019-06-12 18:00:00 - 2019-06-12 20:30:00

The speaker series in St. Charles meets on the second Wednesday of every month.

The social hour starts at 6:00p.m. followed by the presentation at 7:00p.m. 

Big A's on the Riverfront

308 N Main St, St Charles, MO

The Big Muddy Speaker for June 12 in St. Charles will be Patricia Schuba, President of the Board of Directors of Labadie Environmental Organization (LEO) 


Bio:
President of LEO BODs approximately 7 years
Degrees in biology, anthropology, sociology
Worked in healthcare 16years at large teaching hospitals - Vanderbilt, Massachusetts General Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC - retired from healthcare in 2001. Was a clinician, educator, and published on gut health and nutrition support. 
Have worked on environmental projects since then - Citizens Coal Council, Coal Ash Director; consultant on coal ash report to EPA docket, etc. 
Born in and live in Labadie, MO
Farm family - 4th generation 
Love hiking, birding, archeology, rock collecting, and being with family and friends. 
Topic:
Clean Closure is the Only Logical Solution for Missouri's Leaking Ash Ponds
Missouri has a coal ash problem. We are the second most coal dependent state in the nation, produce tons of coal waste, and have dumped most of the waste in our floodplains and communities. State regulators are currently finalizing rules for the management of coal wastes in the state and will be submitting them to the federal EPA for approval in lieu of the national standards set by the 2015 Coal Ash Rule. At the same time, utilities are applying for closure of the earthen dug out pits which have been used for decades to hold ash slurry and plant wastes but, surprisingly want to leave the material sitting along rivers in the alluvial aquifer. The conversation will address the risks and what can and should be done.