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Waste Site Cleanup Events Characterizing Contaminated Sediments
 
 

Characterizing Contaminated Sediments Workshop

September 22, 2009
The Harvest Restaurant, Pomfret, CT
and
September 23, 2009
The Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center, Westford, MA

Agenda
9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Jennifer Griffith, NEWMOA
9:45 Planning Sampling [PDF]
Paul Craffey, MassDEP
  • Contaminants of Concern
  • Different Environments: freshwater wetland, freshwater stream/pond, estuary, marine
  • Parameters to Consider: physical, chemical, biological
  • QA/QC
  • Practicality: What is reasonable for a smaller site?
10:45 Break
11:00 Bioavailability [PDF]
Stephen Geiger, AECOM
  • Concepts
  • Practical Considerations: sampling and analysis
  • What is the ITRC doing now?
11:45 Appropriate Sampling Techniques [PDF]
Jay Borkland, Apex Companies
  • Contaminants of Concern
  • Different Environments: freshwater wetland, freshwater stream/pond, estuary, marine
  • Field Conditions: weather, access, sediment variations
  • Parameters to Consider: physical, chemical, biological
12:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30 Interpretation of Results [PDF]
Ken Finkelstein, NOAA
  • Overview of available guidance/screening levels
  • Issues regarding background
  • Decision-making: Further action or no action?
2:15 Break
2:30 Putting it All Together - Case Studies and Q&A
4:00 Adjourn

 

 

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