Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Hosting Film And Panel About PFAS

Image provided by Silent Spring Institute.

MASHPEE – The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is hosting a film screening and panel discussion on PFAS chemicals this weekend.

Attendees will hear from scientists with the Sources, Transport, Exposure and Effects of PFAS Superfund Research Program, also known as STEEP, a multi-institutional project headed by the University of Rhode Island and Harvard.

Panelists include:

-Dr. Rainer Lohmann, Professor, University of Rhode Island

-Dr. Laurel Schaider, Senior Scientist, Silent Spring Institute

-Heidi Pickard, PhD Candidate, Harvard University

-Jason Steiding, Director of Natural Resources, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Specifically, they’ll talk about PFAS in fish and shellfish on Cape Cod, and the potential impacts on Mashpee Wampanoag community members.

The Sunday event is free and open to the public, running from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Tribal Government Center gymnasium in Mashpee. 

By Jim McCabe, NewsCenter

About Jim McCabe

Jim McCabe is a native of (suburban) Philadelphia who has lived in New England and covered Cape Cod news since 2016. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the Cape-based Seahawks Hockey Club .
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