Dartmouth Superfund Partners with DES To Recognize Drinking Water Week
On May 8th, our Research Translation and Community Engagement Cores were invited by the NH Department of Environmental Services to provide an exhibit on arsenic in private well water for 350 4th graders as part of the 2013 Water Festival. Held at the Water Treatment Plant in Concord, the event was part of the celebration of National  Drinking Water Week. Students learned how arsenic affects our bodies and that private wells need to be tested by the homeowner.

Dartmouth Hosts EPA Speakers in May
Ed Hathaway, a Remedial Project Manager for EPA Region 1 Superfund sites, took a group of scientists and trainees on a tour of the Elizabeth Mine Superfund site in Strafford, Vermont and presented a seminar, "Science and Science Translation at EPA Superfund Sites: A Project Manager's Perspective." Dianne Nacci, Ph.D., a Research Biologist from the EPA Atlantic Ecology Division in Narragansett, RI, gave a seminar entitled "Evolved Tolerance to Pollutants in Atlantic Killifish."  Their visits were part of the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Program weekly seminar series.
"Mercury: From Source to Seafood" Accepted To Film Festival
The Beneath the Waves Film Festival screened "Mercury: From Source to Seafood" on June 8th in Santa Cruz, CA at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, as part of a World Ocean's Day Event. The short film was accepted to tour as part of the film festival which has screenings around the world this summer and fall.
C-MERC Update
Celia Chen, Ph.D., will be participating in several summer meetings related to the C-MERC project, beginning with delivering the keynote speech at the North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry meeting in June, where she will be discussing the C-MERC Report and its conclusions. She  is also an invited participant in the fifth meeting of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership Advisory Group meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, which precedes the 11th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
where she will be distributing the report.

Our Latest Papers

Celia Chen , Ph.D.:  
"Experimental and Natural Warming Elevates Mercury Concentrations in Estuarine Fish" in  PLOS One. An article about the paper will also appear in a future issue of Science for Environment Policy, a news service published by the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General.

Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D.:
"Using membrane transporters to improve crops for sustainable food production" in Nature. The paper was also featured in a recent
SRP Article.

American Chemical Society: Arsenic in Food and Water Symposium
Program researchers, Brian Jackson, Ph.D. and Vivien Taylor, Ph.D., participated in the ACS Arsenic in Food and Water Symposium in NOLA on April 10-11. Dr. Jackson gave a talk discussing arsenic in rice and rice products, and Dr. Taylor spoke about arsenic species in seaweed, which is harvested for consumption and fertilizer.  The meeting brought scientists and stakeholders from academia, industry and federal agencies together to discuss this important topic.