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Overcoming the Barrier of PFAS Contamination



Overcoming the Barrier of PFAS Contamination
Thursday, February 16, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

The webinar will cover the technical aspects of environmental remediation, waste management, and regulatory compliance for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and their occurrence in contaminated sites.

An overview of options and associated considerations for PFAS due diligence, remediation, and management will be provided, with a focus on drivers, applicability, risks, and costs. A case study of the management of an AFFF release will be reviewed, including information on disposal costs and challenges for solid media treatment and reuse options.

Risk communication and outreach are also essential, especially in areas where there are public health concerns, and will be discussed in the webinar.
     $169 A&WMA Member; $229 Nonmember
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Presenters: 

Andrew N. Davis, Ph.D., Esq., Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Andrew is a partner and chair of Shipman’s Environmental Practice Group. He counsels clients in transactional, permitting, compliance and enforcement matters under federal and state hazardous waste, air and water pollution, brownfields and property transfer laws. He advises national and international clients in aerospace, real estate development, agri-business and manufacturing sectors on PFAS risks/liabilities and risk management strategies, including environmental insurance, for their business operations and transactions. He is also an adjunct professor of environmental science, law and policy at Connecticut College and a Fellow at the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment.

Lucas Hellerich, Ph.D., PE, LEP, Practice Leader, Remediation, Woodard & Curran
Luke is a Practice Leader for Remediation at Woodard & Curran. He has over 22 years of professional experience in contaminated site assessment and remediation. His practice is focused on site closure and optimization of remedies, using data-driven approaches and innovative methods. He has led and consulted on numerous investigations and remediation projects involving emerging contaminants. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states.

Scott Miller, Business Development Manager, Clean Earth
Scott Miller is the Business Development Manager for Clean Earth supporting three low temperature thermal desorption soil treatment facilities, design and management of beneficial reuse locations, on-site hazardous waste treatment and extensive R&D efforts for PFAS treatment in soil and wastewater. Scott has 30 years of comprehensive engineering and management experience in the environmental and construction industries. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and his MBA in Business Management at UMass Amherst.

Shannon Pociu, Supervising Environmental Analyst, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Remediation Division
Shannon Pociu is a Supervising Environmental Analyst at the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s Remediation Division where she has worked for 23 years. She is the Remediation Division’s lead on PFAS and emerging contaminants and was appointed the Agency’s lead on PFAS in 2019. Shannon is an active participant in the Connecticut’s Interagency PFAS Task Force and was a co-author of the State’s PFAS Action Plan. She also participates in national and regional PFAS workgroups.

Ray Frigon, Assistant Director, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Remediation Division
Ray Frigon is the Assistant Director of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Remediation Division. Ray is one of DEEP’s key leads in addressing PFAS in the state and co-chaired the Remediation Committee of Governor Lamont’s Interagency PFAS Task Force in 2019. Over the course of his 30-year career at DEEP, Ray has worked almost exclusively in the Remediation Division and has extensive experience in site investigation and remediation.

Moderator: Dr. Nefeli Bompoti, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut
Dr. Nefeli Bompoti is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bompoti serves as the Project Manager of the University of Connecticut Technical Assistance for Brownfields Program EPA Region 1 where she assists communities with brownfield redevelopment projects in New England. Dr. Bompoti’s expertise is in environmental geochemistry, and her recent work has focused on environmental policy for building community resilience against environmental contamination. She received a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Connecticut, a M.Sc. in water resources science and technology and a Diploma in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.