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A Short Course in Contaminated Fractured Rock Hydrogeology and Geophysics

  • Tue, November 19, 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Storrs, CT
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A Short Course in Contaminated Fractured Rock Hydrogeology and Geophysics
November 19, 2013 - 8 AM - 5 PM

This course is being repeated on November 20, 2013 CLICK HERE to register for that date.

For full course details including agenda and speaker biographies, Click Here (opens Google Docs viewer).

(Note: Due to field demonstrations, this course is limited to 50 attendees.)

The CT State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals has approved this course for 8.0 hours of continuing education credits (CTLEP-345). EPOC has applied to the MA LSP Board for course approval - will update when receive response. This is the first offering of this class for EPOC.

Time and Location:

This seminar will be held on November 19, 2013 and runs from 8 AM - 5 PM (please arrive by 7:30 AM for registration) at the following locations in Storrs, CT:

- Classroom Location - Morning session: Student Union Building, University of Connecticut, Storrs (Room 330, Parking at North Parking Garage)
- Onsite Location - Afternoon session: USGS Branch of Geophysics, 11 Sherman Place, Unit 5015, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT 06269 (Parking near USGS)

For google map to parking and classroom location, see http://goo.gl/maps/aUHpu. Bring parking ticket to course for validation. Directions to USGS facility (for afternoon field demonstrations) will be provided at seminar.

A continental breakfast and lunch passes will be provided for meal at UConn Student Union. Please dress appropriately for afternoon outdoor field demonstrations.


EPOC Members: $300, Non-members: $350, Gov't Employee/Student Members: $150

Course Summary:

Contamination in fractured rock presents unique challenges for remediation and clean-up efforts. For example, DNAPL contamination remains a long-term, persistent problem at many fractured rock sites in the U.S. At such sites, contaminant mass often resides in the much lower permeability matrix blocks between fractures (immobile porosity). Fluid samples taken from wells primarily represent the mobile porosity produced by the fracture networks and therefore often fail to accurately quantify contaminant mass. For similar reasons, remedial technologies involving injections of fluids and amendments can be ineffective as they may only reach the mobile pore network. This one-day course will provide environmental professionals, consulting hydrogeologists, and engineers with a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in hydrogeological, borehole geophysical and cross-borehole geophysical techniques for the characterization of contaminated fractured rock aquifers. The course will be taught by a team of experts in fractured rock investigations from the USGS, Rutgers University, and U. of Connecticut with examples taken from their work at contaminated federal and industrial facilities across the U.S. The short course will include field demonstrations of a small bedrock well field for USGS research on the U. of Connecticut campus. Emerging technologies will be showcased for the characterization of contaminated fractured rock aquifers.

- Dr. Fred Day Lewis (USGS)
- Dr. Lee Slater (Rutgers University)
- Carole Johnson (USGS)
- Dr. Gary Robbins (University of Connecticut)
- John W. Lane, Jr. (USGS)
Environmental Professionals Organization of Connecticut, Inc.
P.O. Box 176, Amston, CT 06231-0176
Seth Molofsky, Executive Director
Phone: (860) 537-0337, Fax: (860) 603-2075

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