Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation
Participate in an overview of general chemistry principles necessary to understand abandoned mine drainage (AMD). This session is perfect for those who have little or no background in chemistry, or who would enjoy a refresher. Topics to be covered include: atoms, ions, molecules, states of matter, chemical reactions, concentration, and pH.
Bruce Golden is the Regional Coordinator of the Western PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, a non-profit organization in the bituminous coal fields of PA which lends a helping hand to groups dealing with abandoned mine reclamation problems. He oversees the operation of WPCAMR, directs the outreach efforts to watershed associations and other groups, coordinates grant and funding activities, and works with agencies and groups on current issues relevant to abandoned mine reclamation. He holds a B.S. and M.S in chemistry, an M.A. in Education, and has over 25 years prior experience in industry, education, and local non-profits.