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Event Name: Monthly Engineering Forum Virtual Training
Topic: Welsbach/General Gas Mantle - Excavation Challenges at an Active Port
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:

Tom Dobinson, R2 RPM, will discuss challenges associated with excavation at an active port at the Welsbach & General Gas Mantle Superfund Site in Camden and Gloucester City, New Jersey. The former Welsbach facility (FWF) produced gas mantles from the late 1890s to 1941. The company used radioactive elements in the production of the mantles to help them glow more brightly when heated. During and at the completion of Welsbach operations in 1941, residual process materials and wastes were used as urban fill along the Delaware River and in areas of Camden County, New Jersey which are now being remediated. The FWF was located on a now active 95-acre port facility that operates 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. The port facility is considered the largest fruit and vegetable importer on the East Coast. This presentation will discuss the phased remediation at this site to enable the port to remain active during remediation.

Registration Status: Completed - please contact Deb Cox (contact info below) directly if you still wish to attend this session
Event Begins: December 7, 2022 at 12:30 PM
Event Ends: December 7, 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 Standard Time in case of this training.



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