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Direct Push Methods for Groundwater Sampling to Support High Resolution Site Characterization
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Simsbury, CT
Note: This course is sold out. If you wish to attend, please send Email to Seth Molofsky to request to be added to waiting list in case of cancellations (which typically do occur).
Morning Lecture: The Simsbury Inn, 397 Hopmeadow Street Simsbury, CT 06070
Afternoon Field location: 836 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT - park below on Iron Horse Blvd.
Wesley McCall, Geologist, Geoprobe Systems, Inc., Salina, KS
Mr. McCall earned his B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Clemson University and the University of Missouri, respectively. He is a licensed geologist (KS28) and has managed investigations using direct push technology for over 20 years. Mr. McCall joined Geoprobe in 1995 where he conducts applications research related to groundwater and environmental investigations. He is active in the ASTM D18 Subcommittee on direct push technology where he has assisted in development of several standards. Wes worked with the Geoprobe R&D team to develop the Pneumatic Slug Test system used for the determination of hydraulic conductivity in wells. He also developed the Mechanical Bladder pump for low flow water quality sampling in small diameter wells. Recently, Wes has been involved with application of Geoprobe’s hydraulic profiling tool (HPT) logging system to evaluate formation permeability and provide high resolution estimates of formation hydraulic conductivity.
Gary Robbins is a Professor of Geology in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Professor Robbins is well known for his research work aimed at improving site investigations at contamination sites. Often called "the consultants consultant", he has offered training courses across the country for the private sector and the EPA. He is the author of Expedited Site Assessment: The CD and recipient of the University's Chancellor Information Technology Award. Prior to coming to UConn he worked for Woodward-Clyde Consultants and before that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has been called upon as a private consultant, expert witness and arbitrator for the private sector and government entities. He is a CPG with AIPG, and a Registered Geologist and Certified Engineering Geologist in California.
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