DoD is responsible for remediating and protecting the groundwater associated with military installations. Contaminated groundwater is the largest liability in the Defense Environmental Restoration Program. Thousands of sites have been impacted by chlorinated solvents, PFAS, 1,4-dioxane, energetic materials, perchlorate, and other hazardous compounds. All such sites require characterization, remediation and monitoring. This session addressed the advances in characterization, monitoring, treatment and management of groundwater sites.

Session Chair: Dr. Natalie Capiro, Auburn University

Introduction by Session Chair

Dr. Natalie Capiro, Auburn University

Keynote: Strategies for Long-term Management of Contaminated Groundwater Sites

Dr. Thomas McHugh and Dr. Charles Newell, GSI Environmental, Inc.

Application of Molecular Biological Tools (MBTs) to Site Assessment

Dr. Kate Kucharzyk, Battelle

Abiotic and Biotic Reactions Promoting the Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Ethenes in Low Permeability Groundwater Zones

Dr. Charles Werth, University of Texas at Austin

Reactive Chemical Amendment: Challenges and Recent Advances for Improving Longevity and Selectivity for In Situ Remediation

Dr. Dimin Fan, Geosyntec Consultants

A Shifting Paradigm for Cometabolism

Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM

Management of Large Dilute Plumes

Dr. David Lippincott, APTIM