The US EPA Office of Research and Development / Office of Science Policy (ORD/OSP) in cooperation with the Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) is sponsoring a 4-part virtual workshop series to address current challenges at contaminated sediment sites. The aim of the virtual workshop is to provide interactive discussions between subject matter expert panelists and workshop participants. Consequently, each virtual session will feature brief topic introductions by panelists followed by facilitated panelist/participant discussions which will include opportunities for questions and answers, brainstorming, identification of concerns and research needs, and quick spot surveys. If you have a contaminated sediment site, this is the virtual workshop for you!
Update: Based on the high interest in this series and feedback, the event has been extended to allow for more time questions with the presenters. All scheduled presentations with brief Q&A periods will be delivered as planned during the original time from 1 to 2:30pm eastern. Immediately following the scheduled presentations, presenters will remain on the webinar for an additional 30 minutes to address more questions and comments from the participants. If you are unable to stay on for the additional Q&A time, please know the entire event will be recorded and available to playback on demand including the additional Q&A time.
The fourth session will focus on long-term monitoring to determine the effectiveness of the selected remedy and to assess the ecological recovery of the sediment area. The fourth session will discuss the following topics:Developing and using surface weighted average concentrations (SWAC), Passive sampling to assess remedy effectiveness, andUse of recently developed pore water remedial goals (PWRG) for ecological recovery monitoring at a sediment site. To view this archive online or download the slides associated with this seminar, please visit http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/ContSed4_112019/