2019 RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites Regional Workshop: PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants – The Science and Beyond

Federal and industry environmental professionals involved in the management and remediation of contaminated sites will gather at the 2019 RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites Regional Workshop.  As a leader in contaminated site management solutions, Golder will be presenting innovative approaches to the sampling, management and treatment of PFAS.

Golder’s Technical Presentations:

Passive Sampling of PFAS: Technology Development and Applications to Site and Risk Management

Wednesday, June 5
Presented by: Stefano Marconetto and Blair McDonald, in collaboration with the Battelle Memorial Institute

The benefits of passive samplers to PFAS site investigations and risk assessments will be discussed.  Insights will be shared on the PFAS passive sampler development, characteristics, and performance assessment.

Use of Water Balance and PFAS Signature Analysis to Identify an FTA as an Ongoing Source of PFAS to the Environment

Wednesday, June 5
Presented by: Stefano Marconetto and Tony Lyon

An overview will be provided of how the use of water balance and Golder’s multiple lines of evidence approach were used to identify a Firefighting Training Area (FTA) as an ongoing source of PFAS to the environment.  Insights will be shared on how this approach can be used to assess contaminant contribution at FTAs or PFAS sources at other sites.

Water Treatment Following an Accidental Spill of Fire Fighting Foam – Canadian Forces Base Bagotville

Wednesday, June 5
Presented by: Marie-Noelle Riverin and Sylvain Hains, in collaboration with Defence Construction Canada and the Department of National Defence

The objective of this presentation is to discuss the challenges encountered in a remediation project involving an emergent contaminant (PFAS), and how the challenges were successfully addressed.

About the Presenters:

Stefano Marconetto, MSc., PEng, is an Associate and Senior Environmental Engineer, and Golder’s Global PFAS Practice Leader.  He has over 10 years of experience in PFAS contaminated sites, including site characterization, risk assessment and remediation at airports, military bases, firefighting training areas, manufacturing facilities and landfills, across North America and overseas. He has authored or co-authored presentations and guidance documents on PFAS, and is involved in several research and development projects in collaboration with universities and industrial partners on PFAS investigation and remediation.​

Blair McDonald, MET, RPBio, is an Associate and  Senior Environmental Scientist.  He has more 20 years of experience in environmental toxicology and environmental risk assessment, and has used passive samplers to help develop risk-based management solutions at a variety of sites.

Tony Lyon, PEng, is an Environmental Engineer and member of the contaminated sites team.  He has worked on various environmental characterization and remediation projects in a variety of roles, including project management, technical advisory roles, report writer, investigation and liability cost estimation, and leading extensive field works.

Marie-Noelle Riverin, M.Sc., PEng, is an Engineer who works as project manager or discipline leader for environmental characterization and remediation projects (Phases II and III). Her experience includes site conceptual modelling, numerical modelling, baseline studies, environmental fieldwork, data compilation and interpretation, database management and technical reporting.

Sylvain Hains, M.Sc., PEng, is an Associate and Senior Hydrogeological Engineer specialising in contaminant hydrogeology,  and Golder’s Global LNAPL Practice Leader. He has 19 years of consulting experience in hydrogeological and biogeochemical assessments.  He leads projects in designed in situ remediation technologies, engineered accelerated bioremediation, research and development, and management of LNAPL impacted sites.

For more information: http://www.rpic-ibic.ca/en/events/federal-contaminated-sites-fcs-regional-workshops/2019-rpic-fcs-regional-workshop

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Tags: Remediation


May 31 2023


All Day


Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 0E6


Kendra Mulhern

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