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Borehole Geophysics Applied to Bedrock Hydrogeologic Evaluations

Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) Superfund Task Force and the Environmental Response Team

Archived: Thursday, October 18, 2018
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This presentation introduces the viewer to borehole geophysical tools commonly used in hydrogeologic investigations. These tools include gamma, temperature, conductivity, caliper, borehole video, acoustic and optical televiewers, heat-pulse flowmeter, and borehole deviation. Examples and case studies follow illustrating the usefulness of data obtained through the utilization of these tools, especially when used to design packer tests and multi-level discrete-zone sampling strings. In addition, borehole tools commonly used in shallow oil/gas well abandonment are presented.

This is part of a geophysics webinar series:

This webinar is a result of Recommendation 9 of EPA’s Superfund Task Force, which encourages the Superfund program to “utilize state-of-the-art technologies to expedite cleanup.” Actions under this recommendation include expanding the use of new site characterization and remediation technologies and approaches to address contaminated sites.
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Presenter:

Don Bussey, CPGDon Bussey, CPG, U.S. EPA Environmental Response Team (bussey.don@epa.gov or 702-784-8016)
Don Bussey is a hydrogeologist, concentrating on borehole geophysics, with EPA’s Environmental Response Team (ERT). He has over 33 years’ professional experience, 16 of those with EPA/ERT. Prior to joining EPA, he worked for consulting engineering firms, including as an EPA/ERT contractor. He teaches borehole geophysics at EPA-sponsored short courses, at EPA Regions upon request, and at national EPA conferences. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and a Certified Professional Geologist through the American Institution of Professional Geologists (since 1991). He resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Moderators:

Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (balent.jean@epa.gov or 703-603-9924)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.


Cindy Frickle, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (frickle.cynthia@epa.gov or 703-603-8763)
Ms. Frickle is a physical scientist with EPA’s Superfund Technology Assessment Branch where she works to propagate technical information to site cleanup professionals. Prior to joining EPA headquarters in 2016, she held various environmental health positions, including consulting, wetland assessment, and drilling inspection. She completed her BS in Geology and MS in Biogeology at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities.


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