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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Autumn 2013 SENR Seminar Series

Oct 24, 2013, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The SENR Seminar Series welcome Hunter Anderson, PhD, Research Ecologist, US Air Force, who will present The Air Force Environmental Restoration Program: A Programmatic Overview and Presentation of the Technical Challenges to Achieving Site Closeout.
The Air Force is responsible for addressing legacy contamination at thousands of sites at installations around the world. Although much progress has been made to date, numerous challenges exist that prevent restoration of many sites to an unlimited use and unrestricted exposure condition. In particular, large dilute groundwater plumes in highly heterogeneous aquifers and emerging contaminants and exposure pathways are primary deterrents to achieving restoration goals. Innovative technologies, proactive policies, and realistic expectations are necessary to efficiently manage these perceived barriers over the long-term. This presentation will highlight this concept in the context of the Air Force Environmental Restoration Program and discuss the technical issues that currently inhibit progress towards achieving site closeout.
The SENR Seminar begins at 4:10 p.m in 103 Kottman Hall with a video link to 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus.