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Making Better Decisions: Real-time Data Collection & Interpretation Workshop

March 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

9:30     Welcome and Introductions

9:45     Real-Time Data Collection and Interpretation: “Why is it Important?”
Matt Jefferson, U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technical Innovation

10:30   Collection of Real-time Data to Optimize Subsurface Investigations – Equipment and Technique Overview
Mike Rossi, Cascade Technical Services (formerly Stone Environmental Field Services Division)

  • Membrane Interface Probe (MIP)
  • Electrical Conductivity (EC)
  • Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT)
  • Cone Penetrometer Testing (CPT)
  • Discrete soil and groundwater sampling techniques

11:00   Break 

11:15   Designing the Investigation and Interpreting the Data
Jason Ruf, Steven Gelb, Tom Koester, and/or Matthew Ruf, S2C2, Inc.

  • Determining the best tool for the job
  • Steps to maximize data collection
  • Evaluating the direct sensing log
  • 2D/3D data interpretation tools
  • Collaborative data sets

11:45   Evaluating Remedial Action Performance
Matthew Ednie, Cascade Technical Services (formerly ZEBRA Technical Services)

  • Optimizing in-situ remediation – using real-time data to evaluate distribution and mass reduction
  • Overcoming rebound – targeting the right intervals with the right delivery system
  • Eliminating conceptual site model surprises

12:15    Lunch (provided)

1:00      Equipment Demonstrations – participants break into 4 groups and rotate between:

Three sessions of 30 minutes each (in-the-field)

  • S2C2 Inc.
  • Cascade Technical Services (Stone Environmental and ZEBRA Technical Services)

Fourth 30 minute session in the Exhibit Room:

  • Defiant Technologies: FROG-4000 field GC
  • Inficon: HAPSITE field GC/MS
  • Olympus (invited): XRF
  • Perkin-Elmer: Torion T-9 field GC/MS
  • Thermo Scientific: XRF
  • XOS (invited): XRF

3:00      Break

3:15      State Perspective Panel with Q&A

  • March 22: Representatives from CT DEEP, NYS DEC, and RI DEM
  • March 23: Representatives from ME DEPMassDEP, and NH DES
  • March 24: Representatives from NH DES and VT DEC

4:00     Adjourn


March 23, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
Westford, MA United States + Google Map