Lessons Learned (and Unlearned from the Donora Smog Disaster is a December 14 online presentation about the Donora smog event of 1948. The folks at Donora Smog Museum are taking part so you know this will be an outstanding presentation. The event is being hosted by The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP). Here is information from the event webpage:
We hope you’ll join us at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 for our online event, Making the Connection: The Lessons Learned (and Unlearned) from the Donora Smog Disaster. The event will feature a panel of local experts including:
- Mark Pawelec and Brian Charlton, historians from the Donora Smog Museum.
- Scott Beveridge, a retired, award-winning investigative journalist from the Observer-Reporter newspaper in Washington County whose work uncovered new details about the disaster and its fallout.
- Myranda Fullerton, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service.
During the 90-minute program, attendees will have the opportunity to view rare historical videos, learn from experts how U.S. Steel used a combination of public relations and victim blaming to deny its role in the killer smog event, and hear heartwrenching stories of personal loss and environmental damage gleaned from the pages of long-sealed court documents. The event is free, but registration is required. To RSVP click the following link: https://tinyurl.com/Donora-Smog