MFA Invited to Present at Battelle Sediment Symposium

Author: Erik Bakkom, PE Published: February 1, 2013

MFA will be sending three staff to discuss innovative sediment remediation technologies at the Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Conference February 4th – 7th. The conference is hosted by Battelle and will be held in Dallas, Texas.

  • Madi Novak, senior environmental scientist, will be presenting two posters – “Sediment Incremental  Sampling to Demonstrate Natural Recovery” and “Determination of Site-Specific Sand Cap Isolation Model Input Parameters and Parameter Verification”
  • Jacob Faust, project engineer, will be presenting “Use of Multi-Tier Adaptive Management to Meet the Requirements of a Compressed Regulatory Work Window”
  • Erik Bakkom, senior engineer, will be presenting two posters – “Implementation of a Multi-Component Sediment Cap” and “Reactive Core Mat as a Low Profile Cap Component”

These presentations will look at several aspects of the successful construction and monitoring techniques that were employed as part of the bank and sediment cap portion of the Zidell cleanup in Portland’s South Waterfront neighborhood.

The Sediments Conference is a forum to discuss how to maintain the economic and biological viability of rivers, lakes, bays, and harbors when confronting the complex problems of potentially hazardous contamination in sediments. The Conference is attended by scientists, engineers, regulators, remediation site owners, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government agencies, consultants, and R&D and service firms from around the world.

For more information, please contact Erik Bakkom or Madi Novak.

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