Gregory Button has studied disasters, disaster response and environmental health issues for 30 years. He can speak to issues of government and community response to both natural and man-made disasters, as well as to the lasting impact of disasters and disaster response. Prior to his academic career, he spent nearly a decade as a reporter for National Public Radio, covering incidents such as the Mt. St. Helens explosion, Three Mile Island and Love Canal, and he conducted his doctoral research on the Exxon Valdez spill. In recent years, he’s studied the tsunami in Southeast Asia, and most recently, the impact of Hurricane Katrina.
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