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ERTP Presents...Pragmatic Approaches to Remedial Investigation, Technology Selection, and Remediation Success

Sponsored by: EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) and the Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)

Archived: Thursday, March 15, 2018
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EPAís Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) and the Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP) in conjunction with the Superfund Task Force will host this webinar on high resolution site characterization using direct-sensing and data visualization tools to rapidly build the conceptual site model in an adaptive process. Practioners strive for timeframes of months, not years, by starting with the end in mind and employing a collaborative team approach, including state, tribal, industrial and community counterparts. Goal one is to gain a confident understanding of the spatial and matrix distribution of contaminants of concern. Goal two is to rapidly gather information essential to informing potential remedy choices focused on root causes. Goal three is to minimize mobilizations and transaction costs by evaluating data and identifying data gaps in real-time while the investigation team is still in the field. By including all project stakeholders in the investigation and decision-making process, the report becomes a reflection of the team's findings, interpretations and decisions, rather than one party's opinion piece subject to debate. This presentation will briefly describe the approach and focus on recent work at sites of different scales to showcase the process and workflows that demonstrate its effectiveness.

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Presenter:

Tom Kady, U.S. EPA Environmental Response Team (ERT) (Kady.thomas@Epa.gov or 732-906-6172)
Tom Kady is a member of EPAís Environmental Response Team (ERT). As the field support arm of the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, ERT provides first-responders to national and international incidents as well as technical field support to Remedial Project Managers and On-Scene Coordinators at Superfund sites and oil spills across all 10 EPA regions. Tomís area of focus is advancing the state of the art in real-time, direct-sensing technologies to streamline crucial aspects of remedial investigations, remediation system designs and system performance monitoring. Tom also serves as a lead on organization reviews for mine sites and other Superfund sites in various phases of investigation and remediation. Prior to joining ERT, Tom served for 20+ years as a regional manager for several national consulting/engineering and remediation/construction firms. Tom has a B.S. in chemical engineering for the Pennsylvania State University.


Moderator:

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.


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If you have a suggested topic or idea for a future CLU-IN internet seminar, please contact:

Jean Balent
Technology Integration and Information Branch

PH: (703) 603-9924 | Email: balent.jean@epa.gov
Michael Adam
Technology Integration and Information Branch

PH: (703) 603-9915 | Email: adam.michael@epa.gov