Senate Environmental Committee to Hold Hearing on Impact of Pharmaceuticals in Pennsylvania Waterways

What:  The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Senators Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Yudichak (D-14), will hold a public hearing to discuss the impact of pharmaceuticals in Pennsylvania waterways.

Pharmaceuticals are synthetic or natural chemicals that can be found in prescription medicines, over-the-counter therapeutic drugs and veterinary drugs. The occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment and the water cycle at trace levels has been widely discussed and published in literature in the past decade.

Who:   Click here for the Hearing Agenda

When:  Tuesday, February 7, 2017  9AM

Where:  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building, State Capitol Complex

To watch the committee hearing LIVE, click here.

More information is available on Senator Yaw’s website,, on Facebook and @SenatorGeneYaw on Twitter.


Contact:  Adam Pankake, Executive Director
Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
(717) 787-3280