Associate Professor of Geology Jeffrey Chiarenzelli '81 gave a talk at
Grinnell College's "Critical Issues for the Arctic" Rosenfield symposium on
the dangers of formerly used defense sites (FUDS).
Chiarenzelli's lecture focused on the Gambell and Northeast Cape facilities,
which were both built on Alaska's St. Lawrence Island during the Cold War.
In addition to outlining the basics of FUDS, Chiarenzelli explained
the challenges he has faced in proving environmental hazards posed
by the facilities, describing his work with environmental forensics
as a "whodunit with chemicals."
In 2006, Chiarenzelli's research on St. Lawrence Island involved University
and undergraduate students.
Information on the talk from the Grinnell College Web site.
Profile of Jeffrey Chiarenzelli '81
Posted: April 17, 2008