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Most Common Game Animals in the U.S and Information on Intakes, Habitation, Hunt Frequency, and Human Consumption

Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation

Archived: Monday, July 13, 2020
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This webinar describes the process and results from a research project, completed through an internship with the US EPA, concerning an issues that arises when assessing risks from contamination at Superfund sites. This research project analyzed what are the most common game animals for hunting and fishing in the US, and their respective intakes (fodder or prey, water ingestion, and soil ingestion) and information on human ingestion rates by persons hunting or fishing. A summary of this effort along with the resulting paper will be highlighted in this webinar.

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Stuart Walker, U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation ( or 703-603-8748)
Stuart Walker has been employed by U.S. EPA at HQ since 1990 in either the Superfund program (the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation) or the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air working on issues regarding the cleanup of contaminated sites. His primary areas of responsibility include serving as the Superfund program's national lead on issues regarding radioactively contaminated CERCLA sites, in which he develops national policy for characterization, cleanup and management of radioactive contamination at CERCLA sites. Stuart is a member of the ITRC Radionuclides team and is an instructor on several of the team's Internet-based training courses.

Maia Sowers, U.S. EPA Intern
Maia Sowers is a Junior at UNC Asheville majoring in Environmental Management and Policy with a minor in Economics. She has previous experience working for her school's Student Environmental Center and a non-profit with volunteer experience for U.S Fish and Wildlife. Her goal is to work for the EPA and she is passionate about making the world a cleaner place. Maia is very excited to have been a part of this beneficial project for the EPA as an Intern.


Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( 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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