PGS: Remediation Tech for Superfund Site Groundwater

Please RSVP to Potomac Geophysical Society <dcgeophys@gmail.com> by March 14 if you plan to attend the dinner and/or the meeting at Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner.

The March 17, 2016, meeting of the Potomac Geophysical Society (PGS) will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Crowne Plaza – Tysons Corner hotel, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, 22102. This location is within one-half mile of the Tysons Corner Metro station, near I-495, and has free parking available. Our private meeting room is located in the back of the Tuscan Grille restaurant on the second floor of the hotel. The optional dinner cost will be discounted to $30 for members in good standing (have paid dues), and $35 for non-members, and is inclusive of iced tea, coffee, tax and gratuity. Members and guests may attend the presentation after dinner for no charge; we estimate that the presentation will begin at 8:15 p.m. For attendees who arrive early, the social will be held in O’Malley’s Pub on the first floor of the Crowne Plaza hotel. Drinks may also be purchased in the private meeting room on a cash basis.

Social: 6:00-7:00 p.m. O’Malley’s Pub, first floor Crowne Plaza
Dinner: 7:00-8:15 p.m. Tuscan Grille, second floor Crowne Plaza
Meeting & Presentation: 8:15-9:30 p.m. Tuscan Grille, second floor Crowne Plaza

Edward Gilbert, CPG, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Overview of Remediation Technologies for Contaminated Groundwater at Superfund Sites

Talk Abstract:
Groundwater is the main source of drinking water as well as agricultural and industrial usage worldwide. Unfortunately, groundwater quality throughout the United States has been degraded due to improper waste disposal practices and accidental spillage of hazardous chemicals. It is critical that the contaminated groundwater at hazardous waste sites across our nation be remediated in order to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s Superfund Program is responsible for cleaning up the groundwater at the nation’s most contaminated hazardous waste sites. The Superfund Program uses a wide variety of remediation technologies to ensure contaminants are either removed from the groundwater or are treated so they no longer pose a threat to human health and the environment. This talk will provide an overview of the most commonly used physical, biological, chemical, and thermal groundwater remediation technologies as well as some innovative technologies just beginning to be employed.

Speaker Bio:
Edward Gilbert is a Certified Professional Geologist with twenty years of professional experience in the characterization and remediation of contaminated groundwater at hazardous waste sites. Ed works within the Superfund Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental scientist/contaminant hydrogeologist. His experience includes groundwater monitoring network design and installation; groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling; remedial treatability/feasibility studies; treatment technologies’ bench scale studies, field scale pilot studies, and full scale remedy implementation. Ed serves as a national expert/advisor in environmental earth science and on technical issues concerning the assessment, characterization, and remediation of hazardous substance releases, oil spills, and hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. In his present position, he is involved in the evaluation and promotion of innovative remediation technologies for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. Ed holds a B.S. in Earth Science from Southern Connecticut State University and a M.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He maintains certification as a Professional Geologist through the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

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