Phytoremediation Technologies for Conserving Salt and Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soilkeyboard_arrow_down
All too often the solution of choice for dealing with contaminated soil is to dig it up and dump it in a landfill. It’s an easy solution in Canada where space is plentiful and the regulators don’t push for soil conservation. However, alternatives are available to treat the soil and conserve it. This talk will give an overview of Earthmaster’s PEPSystems® bacteria/plant technology as a method for treating contaminated soil to conserve it. The talk will review the treatment strategies used at several sites across western Canada, highlighting the versatility of phytoremediation for soil treatment. The economics of using PEPSystems to treat soil will be discussed along with the methods developed for predicting soil treatment timelines.
Heather Lord, Manager, Environmental R&D for Bureau Veritas Laboratories discusses studies related to the levels of PFAS present in various fish species typically consumed by humans. This presentation will describe:
- The methods used to analyse PFAS in tissue samples relative to other solids
- Types and amounts of PFAS found grouped by species, habitat preference and source location
- Potential consumption advisories for different groups according to developing guidance
Seeing the Forest for the Trees – Studying Fate and Effects of Controlled Releases of Weathered Oil Products on Freshwater Ecosystemskeyboard_arrow_down
P. Lovecraft said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” Nowhere is this more evident than the recent opposition and failure of major pipeline projects in North America, where a lack of information on the effects of release of oil products on the environment has created significant public and political unease. The Freshwater Oiling Research Study or Project Forest addresses this critical data gap by examining the efficacy of spill clean-up, and the fate and behavior of residual oil in freshwater environments. With industry support and collaboration with university researchers, Stantec Consulting Ltd. and the International Institute of Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area are leading a significant study to provide industry, regulators and the public with the sound relevant science they need about fate and behaviour of oil products in the environment after a release.
This Talk provides an overview of the common and available methods to measure groundwater velocity at a Site – their strengths (the “good”) and weaknesses (the “bad”). John then goes on to look at some interesting and unusual case studies where we see almost unbelievable results (the”ugly”). Let’s see what these folks have to say!
John Balfour and Guy PatrickAccess
This webinar/talk will focus on changes in regulations (Ontario focused) and technologies over time and reintroduce the benefits of HRSC and how remediation has changed over the years and where it may be headed in the future.