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Topic: Strategic Utilization of HRSC Subsurface Imaging Technologies to Optimize the Remediation Phase

Speaker:  Janet Castle, President, Eagle Synergistics Optimizing Technologies, LLC

Time: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:30am-1pm

CEMS has received one (1) General CLE for this presentation  

For decades the environmental industry has commonly used many traditional methods and tools to investigate contaminated sites.  Like any industry, cutting edge technologies are not widely adopted until shown to be both beneficial and cost effective. High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) tools have advanced rapidly in the last few years and have been enhanced with innovative data visualization capabilities. With technological advancements,  HRSC tools have been proven to save time and money on certain environmental remediation projects.

There are a variety of commercially-available tools that assist with obtaining high resolution data in real-time data at contaminated sites.  These technologies include membrane interface probes (MIP), hydraulic profiling tools (HPT), and optical image profilers (OIP) which enhance the speed, accuracy, and detail of subsurface investigations.  Better investigations and data can facilitate a more appropriate remedial design, which in turn clears a shorter path to regulatory closure, even at complex and highly contaminated sites.  This presentation will discuss what HRSC tools are available and when/how they can be used in remedial investigation and design.

This presentation will further explain how data from HRSC investigations can be combined with enhanced computer modeling software to provide 3-D data visualization.  When site operators, consultants, regulators, and attorneys can see subsurface data in 3-D, some of the past problems with guesswork are alleviated.  For example, HRSC data can remove some of the uncertainty surrounding the true vertical and horizontal extent of contaminant plumes.  Modern tools can also better define the lithologic and hydrologic properties at a site.  With this enhanced data, the remediation team can more efficiently design a remedy, potentially resulting in long-term cost savings.

Janet Castle is the founder of Eagle Synergistic Optimizing Technologies, LLC. Her passion for integrating her experience with petrophysics, geology, and geophysics has led her to establish a unique business model that focuses solely on subsurface imaging technologies. Her company specializes in optimizing the investigative phase to help advance scientific methods in the environmental industry. Her main duties are reviewing HRSC data, managing her team of degreed specialists, 3d modeling, and helping with educating agencies, consultants, and the public on how to correctly utilize subsurface imaging. Previously, her career was in a petrophysics role in the energy arena. Her passion at that time was optimizing hydraulic fracturing by utilizing logging tools and 3D modeling. She was recently on the Rocky Mountain board for data log analysis, the Colorado Groundwater Association Board of Directors, and for several years has been appointed to serve on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists.

LOCATION: The EPA Conference Center located on the 2nd floor of the EPA Region 8 Headquarters building at 1595 Wynkoop St. When entering the building, meeting attendees need to proceed to the second-floor visitor screening area, present valid government-issued identification to the building security guards, pass through airport type security machines, sign in at the security desk, and wear a temporary EPA visitor badge. Upon passing through security, please proceed to the conference room area on the second floor to check in with the CEMS representative.

MEETING FORMAT: Members may either bring their own lunch and attend the meeting for no charge, or they may request that CEMS order a box lunch for them. The cost of the box lunch for members is $16.00; for non-members, $19.00.

RESERVATIONS: PLEASE give your name, company name and phone number via email to admin@coems.org. PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU ARE RESERVING A BOX LUNCH OR BRINGING YOUR OWN. Reservations must be received BEFORE Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:00PM. No reservations can be taken after this date due to building security restrictions! Payment of $16.00 for members, $19.00 for non-members will be accepted at the door with prior reservation. Please cancel your reservation by Friday, December 6, 2019 if you are unable to attend. It is the policy of the Society to bill for meals reserved but unclaimed. You may also pay with credit card via PAYPAL below:

Box Lunch

NOTICE: CEMS would like to thank EPA for the use of meeting space and would like to emphasize that the use of EPA space does not constitute endorsement of CEMS, sponsors of CEMS functions, or the content of CEMS workshops or meetings.