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PFAS in The Northeast: State of Practice & Regulatory Perspectives

Monday, May 8, 2017
Quinebaug Valley Community College
742 Upper Maple Street
Danielson, CT
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Fireside Inn & Suites
25 Airport Road
Lebanon, NH

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Please join NEWMOA and the Brown University Superfund Research Program (SRP) for a PFAS in the Northeast: State of Practice and Regulatory Perspectives workshop. Space is limited - early registration is advised...

Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large class of chemicals that have been used in numerous consumer and industrial processes due to their oil and water resistant properties and their exceptional stability. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) are two of the most common PFAS found in the environment and in the human body. PFAS have been widely used in many applications, including carpet and fabric protection, food packaging, and aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) used for firefighting. Several states in the northeast have sites where drinking water is impacted above EPA's 70 parts-per-trillion health advisory level for PFOA and PFOS (combined).

The workshop will provide information on various aspects of investigating and treating sites with PFAS contamination, including:

  • Sources of PFAS in the environment
  • Sampling & analysis considerations
  • Precursers & transformation
  • PFAS toxicology
  • PFAS fate & transport, including air deposition
  • Treatment options for drinking water systems & private wells
  • Remediation strategies for PFAS in soil & groundwater
  • State & EPA case studies, policy developments, & lessons learned 

Presenters include:
Dr. Michelle Crimi, Clarkson University
Dr. Jennifer Guelfo, Brown University SRP
Dr. Erika Houtz & Dr. Allan Horneman, Arcadis
Don Ivey & John Matthis, Calgon Carbon
Dr. David Klein, Brown University
Steve Woodard, ECT
Angela Gallagher, Massachusetts DEP
Lea Anne Atwell, New Hampshire DES
Steve Maybury, New Jersey DEP
Richard Spiese, Vermont DEC
Dr. Linda Gaines, U.S. EPA HQ

Continuing Education Credits: THe workshop is approved for 6.0 CECs for CT LEPs (course number: CTLEP-437). NEWMOA has applied for 6 technical credits for Mass LSPs and NJ LSRPs. Check back for updates. Review NEWMOA's Continuing Education Attendance Procedures prior to the workshop.

The registration fee is $225 with a reduced rate of $50 for government officials, non-profit staff, and academic researchers. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

NEWMOA is committed to serving all people - when registering to attend, please note any special needs in the "Requests" text box.


For more information, contact Jennifer Griffith at .



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