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Great Lakes Environmental Remediation and Redevelopment Conference



Plenary Sessions

KEYNOTE:  Evolving Remediation and Redevelopment Success: The RACER Partnership Paradigm, Grant Trigger, Cleanup Manager, RACER Trust

Michigan Taking Action on PFAS, Steve Sliver Executive Director, MPART



Quality of Life Performance Standards while Conducting Construction and/or Environmental Remediation Projects - Bruce Groves, Emilcott; Will Elcoate, Alpha Labs

Utilization of Drones and Scanning Technology in Remediation and Redevelopment - Bret Stuntz, SME

Lessons Learned from Design Verification Assessments at In Situ Remediation Sites - Brett Hicks, Regenesis

In-Situ Thermal Remediation of TCE DNAPL from Glacially Deposited Clay-Silt Diamicton and Subsequent Remedial Performance Assessment - Richard M. Raetz, P.E., Global Remediation Technologies

Chlorinated Solvent Remediation Design using a High-density Site Characterization Approach - Mark Quimby and Agnes Taylor, SME; Mary Miller, EGLE

Sediment Cap Design, Modeling, and Construction - Tom Boom, Barr Engineering

Bank Remediation and Restoration for a Time Critical Removal Action with Water Control Structure Removal - Joe Caryl, Wood

A Systematic Approach to Evaluating VI Risk at Legacy Sites in Minnesota - Cory Vowles, Wood

Trichloroethene Vapor Intrusion Conceptual Site Model Development and Mitigation in a Complex Geology - Joel Parker, Hamp Mathews & Associates

Petroleum Fingerprinting & Environmental Sleuthing Identify Archeological Contamination Not Associated with Site Activities - Richard Christensen, Ph.D., Acuity Environmental Solutions

Use of Monte-Carlo Analysis to Estimate Cost to Closure for Environmental Sites - James Berndt, August Mack

Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) 

Environmental and Toxic Torts-Claims Management of Emerging Environmental Issues - Kevin Rega, Great American Insurance Group

Legal and Technical Strategies to Address Confirmation of PFAS at Your Facility - AnnMarie Sanford and Todd Fracassi, Pepper Hamilton; John Cuthbertson, AECOM

EPA, ASTM, and Modified Methods, Oh My! Navigating Analytical Options for PFAS - Taryn McKnight, Eurofins Test America

PFAS: Next Generation Characterization for an Emerging Contaminant - Patrick Curry, Arcadis US

Are Wastewater Treatment Plants and Biosolids a Significant Source of PFAS? - John Cuthbertson and Dorin Bogdan AECOM

Management Approach to Sustainable Drinking Water; Addressing PFAS Contamination across 14 Communities - Shalene Thomas, Wood; Michele Mabry, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Proactive Risk Communication Strategies for Managing Emerging Contaminants - Jay Mullett, PE, Wood

Statewide PFAS Sampling of Public Water Supplies in Michigan - John Cuthbertson, AECOM

Lessons Learned on Various In-Situ and Ex-Situ for PFAS Groundwater and Source Treatment Technologies - Justin Gal, Wood

PFAS Treatment and Investigation at a Former Chromium Plating Facility – A Case Study - Brad Hoare, AECOM

Program Implementation and Performance

Bankruptcy Remediation Trusts - A New PRP Paradigm in our Post-Industrial Society - David Heidlauf, Ramboll

Regulatory Closure Through Pathway Elimination – Former Wood Treatment Plant on Railroad Property - Ben Iden, Wood

Scientific Discovery and Water Resource Management for Ottawa County, and Michigan (Part 1) - Zach Curtis, Ph.D., Hydrosimulatics, Inc.

Scientific Discovery and Water Resource Management for Ottawa County and Michigan (Part 2) - Paul Sachs, Ottawa County

Brownfield Challenges on a Historical Waterfront: Pier B Resort, Duluth, Minnesota - Eric Dott and Mike Ellis, Barr Engineering


Incremental Sampling Methodology Significantly Reduces Arsenic Remediation Costs for Orchard Redevelopment - Molly O'Brien, Barr Engineering

Revitalizing a Contaminated Former Production Facility in a Rust Belt City - Thomas Kinney, GHD Services, Inc.

Using Land Bank Authorities to Spur Redevelopment Projects - Jeff Hawkins, Envirologic Technologies; Anne Giroux, Marquette County