Faulkner County Citizens Advisory Group and Mayflower residents are holding the sixth town hall event to discuss the Mayflower oil spill Thursday at Hendrix College’s Reeves Recital Hall.
The day-long event goes from 1-7 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Hendrix College Biological Society and the Environmental Concerns Committee.
For the sixth month anniversary of Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline spill, the group says they have health data and more information on the proposed community health assessment of the residents near the spill.
Arkansas Department of Health Chief William Mason, the department’s lead contact for the Mayflower disaster response, will be part of a question and answer session with residents who wish to report health experiences.
This is the first opportunity for citizens to directly engage in public discussion with the doctor, according to the group.
Following Mason, David Lincoln, an environmental consultant and geologist with the Sierra Club will present a timeline of the pipeline rupture and make recommendations for limiting environment and human health impacts after a similar future disaster.
At 4 p.m., Dr. Michael Robichaux, an ear, nose and throat specialist, will speak on his experience of treating patients who were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Doctor Matthew Moran, chair of the biology department at Hendrix college, will wrap up the event with his perspective and will facilitate a final question and answer session. He will also lead a discussion on how Hendrix students may become actively involve din local efforts to promote community health and environmental protection.