U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division
Calendar of Upcoming Events

EPA sponsors and participates in various events to help stakeholders understand and use the best management practices of green remediation. Upcoming events include:


December 10-13, 2019. Brownfields 2019. Los Angeles, California. This conference cosponsored by the U.S. EPA and the International City/County Management Association offers technical presentations, training sessions and networking opportunities concerning the cleanup and re-use of formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties. The conference topic areas include sustainability, livability and resiliency; community engagement and environmental justice; and liability and enforcement.

February 10-11, 2020. International Symposium on Potable Reuse. Atlanta, Georgia. The American Water Works Association sponsors this forum to discuss the most important and challenging issues associated with both direct and indirect potable reuse. Anticipated topics include emerging contaminants, monitoring technology, treatment approaches, water resources management and alternative sources.

March 29-April 1, 2020. Sustainable Water Management. Minneapolis, Minnesota. This annual conference organized by the American Water Works Association focuses on resilient and efficient water management. The technical presentations, special sessions and workshops are anticipated to cover topics such as source water protection, water conservation programs and climate change mitigation and adaption.

May 31-June 4, 2020. 2020 Chlorinated Conference. Portland, Oregon. Battelle's International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Conference series addresses the application of innovative technologies and approaches for characterization, monitoring and management of chlorinated and complex sites. Major themes of the 2020 conference include green and sustainable remediation and advanced diagnostic tools.


November 13-14, 2019. Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization. Boston, Massachusetts. This two-day course offered by the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation helps groundwater investigation and remediation stakeholders improve their subsurface investigation approaches and develop more realistic and comprehensive conceptual site models. The course includes discussion of sources and attributes of subsurface heterogeneity and their impact on hydrogeology, contaminant fate and transport, and source and plume relationships; definition and use of scale-appropriate measurements, adequate data density and collaborative data sets; and tools for subsurface investigations of shallow unconsolidated environments, deep unconsolidated environments, fractured and porous media, and the groundwater and surface water interface.

November 25, 2019. Substrate Longevity and Long-Term Performance of Biochemical Reactors for Passive Treatment of Mine-Impacted Water. This 1.5-hour CLU-IN webinar addresses biochemical reactors (BCRs) as important treatment units within passive treatment systems designed for mine impacted water. The presentation will detail the configuration, operation and performance of a typical BCR system and provide data and observations from two long-term (>8 years) operating BCR systems. This webinar is one in a series hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Denver Post and Philadelphia Post along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, based on presentations at recent Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites (DCHWS) Symposiums.

December 3-5, 2019. Best Practices for Site Characterization Throughout the Remediation Process. Lenexa, Kansas. This three-day course offered by the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation is based on the best management practices (BMPs) implemented by EPA partnership organizations, federal and state partners, and consultants. Participants will learn how to streamline projects in a legal, technically sound and cost-effective manner by: integrating the BMPs into traditional project activities; effectively collecting and communicating critical project information; designing dynamic work strategies; addressing challenges while implementing a dynamic work strategy; and using the BMPs to support other phases of the environmental cleanup life cycle such as technology selection, remedial design and remedy implementation.

December 5, 2019. ITRC Panel Event: Stormwater Best Management Practices Performance Evaluation. This 1.25-hour interactive online session will highlight use of the web-based Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Performance Evaluation guidance document developed by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC). The guidance offers details on post-construction BMP lifecycle processes, including aspects such as contracting, costs, installation factors, inspection checklists, quality control and record drawings. It also provides a BMP screening tool to help a user identify types of BMPs that may be appropriate for a given site, based on site-specific pollutant treatment requirements and installation considerations, and summaries about the treatment efficiency, installation requirements and maintenance of identified BMPs.

December 12, 2019. Advances in Remediating Groundwater Contaminated with Chlorinated Solvents. This webinar is one in a series sponsored by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) to promote transfer of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions through project areas such as environmental restoration and resource conservation/resiliency. The webinar will describe demonstration of (1) "Grout Bomber" geotechnical technology to improve delivery of remedial amendments at matrix-diffusion sites such as Site 17, Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland, and (2) horizontal wells that leverage contrasts in hydraulic conductivity to passively capture and treat groundwater within the wells, as tested at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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