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

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Quinebaug Valley Community College
742 Upper Maple Street
Danielson, CT
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Fireside Inn and Suites
25 Airport Road
Lebanon, NH

9:00     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30     Welcome and Introductions
             Jennifer Griffith - NEWMOA 

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

For more information, contact Jennifer Griffith at .



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