Special Lecture Presentation: Coal vs. Nuclear Energy: Hydrogeologic Perspectives
GSA offers its congratulations to Dr. Richard R. Parizek who has been selected as the 2004 Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecturer. Please join us to recognize and congratulate Dr. Parizek as he presents his Halbouty Distinguished Lecture entitled "Coal vs. Nuclear Energy: Hydrogeologic Perspectives" on Monday afternoon.
Dr. Richard R. Parizek is a professor of geology and geoenvironmental engineering at The Pennsylvania State University; president of Richard R. Parizek and Associates, consulting hydrogeologists and environmental geologists; and a registered Professional Geologist. He has more than 40 years of teaching experience and numerous journal publications to his credit. His awards include a cooperative fellowship from the National Science Foundation (1960), a superior achievement award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1976), the Clearwater Conservancy Award (1985), the Matthew J. and Anne C. Wilson Teaching Award (1986), and the medal for distinguished service to environmental science and engineering of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Warsaw, Poland (1991). Dr. Parizek was appointed an administrative law judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1990, a position he left upon appointment to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
His research interests include the hydrogeology of karst, fractured rock, and glaciated terranes; factors controlling groundwater occurrence and movement; and the relationship between land use and groundwater pollution resulting from disposal of nuclear waste and other hazardous substances.