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Undergraduate student presents CCR research at Ohio Statehouse

Thomas Henry, a third year student researcher within the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, presented a poster at Ohio State's Undergraduate Research Day at the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on February 26, 2019.

Ohio state senator Bob Peterson (L) poses with Thomas Henry (R) at the Ohio Statehouse.His poster was titled Innovative Long-term Collaborative Partnership for Reclamation of Abandoned Coal Mines Lands in Ohio. Thomas’s academic focus is water resources and environmental engineering. He hails from Greenfield, Ohio and had the pleasure of talking with state senator Bob Peterson, who represents Ohio's 17th District. Senator Peterson met Tom in his youth and knows his family well.

Thomas discussed the poster with the senator, highlighting the benefits of using coal combustion by-products in mined land reclamation as a beneficial re-use of this material and alternative to landfilling. He explained to the Senator and other attendees the importance of establishing strong partnerships with the industrial sector in making these large scale demonstration projects a reality.