1999 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: "M. Taylor" <taylorm@pcnet.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 11:27:51 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: The future of corrective action

                   The Future of Corrective Action:
                 Technical Challenges and Opportunities
                              June 23, 1999
            University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center

The Future of Corrective Action is upon us.  National leaders in
monitoring, assessing and performing cost-effective corrective action will
present and work with participants in delineating the challenges and
opportunities in eliminating some of the toughest compounds found in the
environment.  Co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the
Carnegie Mellon Brownfields Center, and Microseeps, Inc., this conference
will offer many opportunities.

Featured speakers include:  Dr. Frank Chapelle, leading researcher for the
United States Geological Survey; Donn Marrin, vadose zone monitoring
expert at San Diego State University; James Rocco, leading author of ASTM
RBCA standards; as well as speakers from the USEPA, Regenesis, Microseeps,
and more.

The workshop will explore the coming paradigm shift toward cost-effective
technologies designed to eliminate risk to human health and the
environment based upon a better understanding of the fate and transport of
recalcitrant compounds in the subsurface.  The workshop will explore
promising trends in the corrective action and management of chlorinated
solvents, MTBE, metals, pesticides, and heavy organics.

The workshop will connect these promising trends to the possibility for
more cost-effective remediation and therefore, increased redevelopment
potential of highly environmentally-impacted properties.

                            Workshop Agenda

8:00 a.m.  Registration - $45 per person/$35 for Pittsburgh Tech. Council
members & college students

8:30 a.m.  Welcome and Introduction - Michael Taylor, Vita
Nouva/Sustainable Brownfields Partnership

8:45 a.m.  The Challenges and opportunities for Cost-effective Management
of Recalcitrant Compounds

Robert Pirkle, Ph.D., Microseeps, Introduction
"Indicators of Natural and Enhanced Attenuation in the Vadose Zone", Donn
Marrin, Dan Diego State; "Quantifying the Natural Attenuation Capacity of
Ground-Water Systems", Frank Chapelle, USGS

10;00 a.m.  Promising Technologies for Reducing the Cost of Corrective
Action - "Substrate Addition:  Enhancing Natural Processes to Remediate
Reclacitrant Compounds", William Cox, Regenesis Bioremediation Products;
"Phytoremediation:  A practical way to contain and/or treat contaminated
ground water", James Landmeyer, USGS; "Practical Tools for Sampling and
Analysis of Biodegradation Indicators", Pat McLoughlin, Ph.D., Microseeps,

11:30 a.m.  Challenges and Opportunities - Workshops - Participants
present data from their latest challenge or opportunity.  Led by the
national experts, workshop leaders will critique the results and offer
solutions in this interactive forum.

Workshop 1.  Saturated Zone:  Challenges and Opportunities, led by Frank
Chapelle, USGS

Workshop 2.  Vadose Zone:  Challenges and Opportunities, led by Donn
Marrin, San Diego State University

Workshop 3.  Innovative Technologies:  Challenges and Opportunities, led
by Bill Cox, Regenesis and Jim Landmeyer, USGS

12:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m.  Keynote Address - James Rocco - The future of Corrective
Action:  Challenges and Opportunities.  Mr. Rocco will reflect on 25 years
experience in the environmental industry working for a major petroleum
company and his work in helping to shape the future of corrective action.
According to Mr. Rocco, the future of corrective action holds significant
promises for all parties.


                            Mini Course 1
                          Hydrogen Sampling
                Patrick McLoughlin, Ph.D. Course Leader

This course will provide the practitioner with the theory and practice of
biogenic gas sampling.  Utilizing the slow-purge method in conjunction
with the Microseeps  Bubble Strip Sampler, participants will learn the
technique of bubble strip sampling and see samples analyzed.

Sampling for Hydrogen and other biogenic gases is a new means delineating
redox zones in contaminated aquifers and is particularly useful for
characterizing aquifer systems containing chlorinated solvents,
pesticides, and MTBE.

                           $50 Fee to Attend


                            Mini Course 2
                       Spatial Risk Assessment
                 James Rocco, Sage Risk Solutions LLC
           Lesley Hay Wilson, P.E., Sage Risk Solutions LLC

This session will provide an introduction to the role of GIS and
environmental information systems in corrective action.  The discussion
will include a presentation on GIS fundamentals, developing digital
facility descriptions and site conceptual  models and integrating the
information systems into the overall risk assessment calculation process.
The tools and methods to be discussed are designed to support risk based
decision making at large complex sites.

                           $50 Fee to Attend


For More Information Please Contact Microseeps, Inc. Customer Service
Dept. at (412) 826-5245

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