Mercury in Maine's environment to be discussed
Ellen E. Parr Doering, chief of the air toxics section of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, will deliver a lecture titled “Mercury in Maine’s Environment” at Bates College on at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in Carnegie Science 204. The public is invited and admission is free.
Doering monitors the atmospheric deposition of hazardous pollutants, including mercury-containing compounds, that have led to fish consumption advisories for Maine’s inland waters. Her work also involves implementing new federal standards on hazardous air pollutants.
Prior to joining the Maine DEP in 1992, Doering worked on hazardous-waste disposal problems with the Environmental Protection Agency in New York. She earned a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Rutgers University in 1981 and a master’s degree in plant and soil science from the University of Maine in 1986.