National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

U.S. EPA addressed Superfund sites’ remediation programs that protect groundwater at NGWA symposium


James E. Woolford, Ph.D., of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, delivered today’s keynote address at NGWA’s Groundwater Solutions: Innovating to Address Emerging Issues for Groundwater Resources symposium in Arlington, Virginia.

Woolford, director of the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation in the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, spoke on remediation programs for Superfund sites that protect groundwater through the balance of regulation, science, and technology.


The last day of this two-day event also features platform presentations on conceptual site models, protecting the water supply, and groundwater remediation, as well as an introspective panel and group brainstorming session focusing on how site characterization leads to more effective management of large plumes.

This panel, moderated by John Wilson, Ph.D., a principal scientist with Scissortail Environmental Solutions LLC, features prominent authorities in remediation: Tyler Gass, a chief hydrogeologist with Integral Consulting Inc. and former director of research for NGWA; Denis LeBlanc, a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Massachusetts; and Joseph Quinnan, director of Arcadis North America emerging contaminants services and the Arcadis global director of site investigations.

This event is sponsored in part by Arcadis, a global design and consultancy for natural and built assets, and Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation, a publication of NGWA.

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