Ronald E. Bishop

Ronald E. Bishop, Ph.D., C.H.O., Lecturer, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, SUNY College at Oneonta

Title: Shale Gas Industry Impacts on Water Quality:  Incident Frequencies, Potential Pathways and Chemicals of Special Concern

Ronald E. Bishop holds a B.A. in chemistry from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the West Virginia University School of Medicine.   Across 17 years of full-time research, his projects focused on chemical carcinogenesis, cancer biology and biosafety.  Over the last 12 years, Dr. Bishop has taught a variety of courses (biology, genetics, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry and environmental sciences) in high schools and colleges.  He is currently a lecturer in chemistry and biochemistry at SUNY Oneonta, and is a nationally certified chemical hygiene officer.

Dr. Bishop has presented widely on technical aspects of the natural gas extraction industry, and is author of the report: “Chemical and Biological Risk Assessment for Natural Gas Extraction in New York”, available at www.sustainableotsego.org.  Ron also has an extensive construction background and over two years of investigative journalism experience.  He actively maintains interests in chronic diseases, environmental challenges and national security issues.

Abstract- Shale Gas Industry Impacts on Water Quality: Incident Frequencies, Potential Pathways and Chemicals of Concern

Chemical and Biological Risk Assessment for Natural Gas Extraction in New York

Presentation- “Shale Gas Industry : Impacts on Water Quality”

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