RemPlex and IAEA Seminar: Assessing Environmental Remediation Technologies - Groundwater

International panelists analyze aspects of groundwater and soil contamination remedies in a two-part seminar series

The RemPlex and IAEA logos are on this photo of the Columbia River to illustrate the partnership in environmental remediation education.

Image: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

8:00 to 9:30 a.m. PDT, Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Many technologies have been developed over the past 40+ years for remediation of environmental contamination in groundwater, soils, and sediments. At any given site, selection of the most appropriate remedial alternative will be driven by a variety of environmental, technical, economic, social, regulatory and policy-driven factors. Considerable experience exists to inform remediation technology selection based on the nature of the contamination, local hydrologic and other environmental conditions, desired remediation outcomes, budget and schedule constraints, and more.

Join us for this two-part series of seminars in which our international panelists provide an analysis of remediation technologies focusing on aspects such as efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, maturity and availability, complexity, long-term maintenance and monitoring requirements, and more. The scope will include technologies used to treat groundwater and soils contaminated by natural and artificial radionuclides and a broad array of other contaminant categories from organics to heavy metals. Panelists will discuss the process of remedy evaluation and selection along with case studies examining remedy selection and performance in the context of different types of remediation projects.

Each seminar is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time (17:00 Central European Time). Registration is free and open to the public.

May 23, 2023: Groundwater remediation technologies. Find the abstracts and presentations here.

Our presentations and panelists include:

  • An Overview of Factors to Consider in Groundwater Remedy Selection by Christian Johnson (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
  • A Case Study on Groundwater Remediation Related to In Situ Leaching Uranium Mining at the Stráž pod Ralskem Deposit, Czech Republic by Vojtěch Vokál (DIAMO)
  • Innovative Approaches to Treat Groundwater by Tamzen Macbeth (CDM Smith)

August 15, 2023: Soil remediation technologies, register in advance on ZoomGov. Panelists to be announced.

These seminars are jointly hosted by the Center for the Remediation of Complex Sites (RemPlex) and the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Network of Environmental Remediation and NORM Management (ENVIRONET).