Geosyntec to Present at Battelle Sediments Conference (USA)

Geosyntec will be well represented at the 7th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, organized and presented by Battelle February 4-7, 2013, in Dallas.

Maintaining the economic and biological viability of the environments of rivers, lakes, bays, and harbors requires advanced management of a complex series of actions related to the accumulation in sediments of potentially hazardous contaminants. The Battelle Sediments Conference is a forum for sharing experience and progress toward this goal.

More than 1,100 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms are expected to attend. Among them will be more than 20 Geosyntec professionals, with six scheduled to give platform presentations and another six presenting posters.

Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer and an Associate of the firm based in Florida, is the chair of Battelle’s Thursday session, “The Role of Geotechnical Assessment.” In addition, Tamara Sorell, Ph.D., a senior toxicologist based in Massachusetts, will be the instructor for a short course on Monday, “Efficiencies in Sediment Remedial Selection and Implementation.” Dr. Sorell also is scheduled to co-chair a panel discussion on Tuesday, “The Realities of Bioavailability in Sediment Management.”

Representing Geosyntec with platform presentations for the various event tracks will be:

D7: Monitoring the Ups and Downs – Hurricane Irene Storm Surge Sampling Efforts

Nick Muenks (Columbia, MO), Susan Hill (Oak Brook), Scott Compston (Oak Brook)

C1: Evaluation of Intrinsic Biodegradation and Amendments to Support Enhanced Monitored Natural Recovery of Sediments

Tom Krug (Toronto), Dave Himmelheber (Princeton), Jeff Roberts (Toronto)

D8: Observed and Anticipated Performance of Subaqueous Sediment Caps in Earthquakes

Kula Kulasingam (Charlotte), Neven Matasovic (Huntington Beach), Howard Cumberland (Portland)

D8: Applicability of Organophilic Clay as an In Situ Cap on Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Contaminated Sediments

Mustafa Erten (Houston)

E3: Simplified Integration of Bioavailability Data into Food Chain Modeling to Estimate Biota Sediment Accumulation

Tamara Sorell (Boston), Amanda Hughes (Chicago)

A4: Understanding and Applying Sediment Quality Values

Tamara Sorell (Boston).

Press Release, February 1, 2013

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