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Event Name: Monthly Engineering Forum Virtual Training
Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Measures Implemented at American Cyanamid
Hosted By: U.S. EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Event Description:

The Engineering Forum (EF), established in the late 1980s, is a group of engineers and scientists that supports the Superfund and RCRA programs in each of the ten EPA Regional Offices. As one of the EPA Technical Support Project’s (TSP) three technical forums, the EF is a medium for exchanging technical information regarding innovative site cleanup and characterization technologies. Monthly technical talks focus on site-specific engineering problems encountered, alternatives and solutions, and lessons learned. After each presentation, information regarding upcoming events and training are discussed and time for an Open Mic discussion is provided. If you are a Superfund, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Brownfields, state or federal environmental professional who is interested in solving technical issues, register for any technical talks listed below that interest you and join the discussion!

Presentations are specifically designed for EPA staff including RPMs, OSCs, Corrective Action Managers, Superfund and Technology Liaisons, Chemists, Biologists, Physical Scientists, and Engineers from within EPA regions, program offices, laboratory system, and headquarters personnel as well as environmental professionals from state agencies, tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Dept. of Energy, and other federal agencies of all experience levels. THIS TRAINING IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.

We will try to meet any special accommodations necessary for our participants as possible if given a minimum of two weeks notice. You will be prompted to indicate if you need any special accommodations upon registering for these events.

*This training is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend. One CLP will be issued for each session attended when you register and log on with the registration link provided to enable your attendance to be confirmed.*

Additional Information:

The American Cyanamid Superfund Site, which is located within the floodplain of the Raritan River in Bridgewater, NJ, was used for numerous chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing operations for more than 90 years. Historic waste disposal in impoundments (waste lagoons), resulted in contamination of the soil and groundwater with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-VOCs and metals. The site experienced significant flooding associated with Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in 2011.

A 2012 ROD required that over 200 acres of engineered caps be designed and constructed to withstand the effects of a 500-year flood event and to protect against all Site-specific flood hazards. The flood resiliency measures undertaken at the site included repair and reinforcement of impoundment berms to increase their strength and prevent scour during future flood events, repair and armoring of the flood control berm, elevation of critical electrical infrastructure, reinforcement of well houses, construction of groundwater treatment plant infrastructure outside of the flood plain, and development of a Flood Emergency Preparedness Plan and Flood Management and Response Plan.

In September 2021, remnants of Hurricane Ida caused flooding at the site that exceeded levels seen during Hurricane Irene in 2011. This presentation will evaluate the effectiveness of the flood resiliency improvements that were put in place at the site and lessons learned for future resiliency design considerations.

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: April 6, 2022 at 12:30 PM
Event Ends: April 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Deborah Cox
This event will be held at: Internet Based
Live Online Class, Internet Based

A connection link for this training will be included in the automatic registration receipt emailed to you immediately after registering for this training. We recommend adding this link to your calendar as soon as you receive it, being careful to note the correct time zone for the training - Eastern Daylight Time in case of this training.



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