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Back-to-Basics Part 1: Developing the CSM & Site Characterization Plan

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Fireside Inn and Suites
25 Airport Road
Lebanon, NH
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center
50 Warren Street
Lowell, MA
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Quinebaug Valley Community College
742 Upper Maple Street
Danielson, CT

9:30  Welcome & Logistics
          Jennifer Griffith, NEWMOA

9:45  Common Contaminants & The Types of Businesses That Used Them
          William Ottaway, NYS DEC          

           Including:

    • Basic characteristics of contaminants & implications for fate & transport
    • Common combinations
    • Lessons learned

10:45  Networking Break

11:00  Understanding Subsurface Fate & Transport
            Michael Smith, VT DEC

            Including:

    • Geology
    • Hydrogeology
    • Contaminant interaction with subsurface, including effects of:
      • pH, DO, carbon & mineral content, and other characteristics
      • Heterogeneity
      • Mass flux & mass discharge
    • Lessons Learned

12:30  Lunch (provided)

1:30  Developing theConceptual Site Model (CSM)
          Michael Smith, VT DEC and Ryan Wymore, CDM Smith

         Including:

    • What is a CSM & how do you use it?
    • Determining source(s), receptors, & pathways 
    • Lessons learned

2:30  Networking Break

2:45  Developing a Site Characterization Plan
          Ryan Wymore, CDM Smith

          Including:

    • Characterizing the contamination – determining where to sample and for what
      • Field vs. laboratory data
    • Characterizing the hydrogeology – data needed to determine the impacts on fate & transport
    • Collecting other important data
    • Other information about the site that could be important
    • Lessons Learned

4:00  Adjourn

 

 

For more information, contact Jennifer Griffith at .

 

 

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