ANS Northeastern Section Speaker Meeting Announcement for June 5th, 2013

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)

Featuring Dr. Tarek Saba

MEETING PRICES: Members: $30 ; Non Members: $37 ; Students: $10

LOCATION in Canton — CB&I (Formerly Shaw Group)

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If you need assistance please contact Sam Martin :


This presentation will provide an overview of hydraulic fracturing, also referred to as “fracking”. An outline of the steps involved in the fracturing process and the types of chemical classes used will be presented. The environmental concerns being raised with regards to groundwater contamination from fracturing operations will be detailed. Several examples of relevant circumstances are provided based on Dr. Saba’s review of information from groundwater contamination claims in Pennsylvania.

About The Speaker:

Dr. Tarek Saba is a senior manager at Exponent’s Environmental Sciences practice.  He provides consulting and expert support to clients in matters involving chemical forensics, geochemistry, and hydrogeology.  Dr. Saba has been involved in matters including natural gas migration; hydraulic fracturing; natural resource damage assessments (NRDA), Superfund (CERCLA) liability,; and remedial cost recovery claims at manufactured gas plants (MGPs).  Dr. Saba earned a Ph.D. from University of Colorado at Boulder, and worked on groundwater remediation technology development for the US EPA before starting his consulting practice.

Contact Information :


Members and Visitors : $30.00
Students: $10.00
Spouse: $30.00
Non-members: $37.00

Dinner included / Checks and/or Cash only
Membership Dues (2012 -13 Season): ($15.00 good through 8/2013)

5:30 pm: Registration and Social Hour
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: Speaker


The meeting location is the atrium of the CB&I (formerly Shaw Group) office at 150 Royal Street, Canton, MA. It is off of Route 38 just north of 128 (I-93).

No Show Advisory:

We are charged according to the head-count provided prior to the meeting, no-shows hurt ANS/NE financially. If you need to cancel after signing up, please give us notice before 12:00 noon on June 2nd.

Please note if you make reservations and don’t show up, we will end up paying for your dinner.  If your plans change, please let us know ahead of time, otherwise, we will be asking you for the full payment.

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