Addressing 'clean water' series kicks off

Local - 2/4/2014 10:51 PM by Kevin Jacobs

Beaver - The Coal Heritage Lecture Series continues its efforts to educate on clean water and a sustainable environment.

The lecture series kicked off the first of four lectures Tuesday evening at Concord's Beckey campus. The auditorium was filled with students and community members. Plateau Action Network of Fayetteville and Concord instructors held an open dialogue addressing even the hot button water issue in Charleston. Concord Beckley Instuctor Karen Vuranch teaches a class on coal culture and how important it is to explore the past and present of coal mining. Vuranch says industries play an impactual role on clean water.

"Water is crucial and I think it will become more and more a crucial issue in years to come. 20, 30, 40 years from now it's going to be a commodity we'll be paying dearly for. We need to address the issue that industry is polluting our water," Karen Vuranch, Instructor - Concord University.

Vuranch goes on to say she understands the need for jobs, but we need to address ways to work together in sustaining clean water. The lectures will continue on the first Tuesday of March, April and May at the Erma Byrd Center in Beaver. The lectures are at 7 PM and they are free and open to the public.


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