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> August 2009 CLU-IN Theme: Triad
Throughout 2009, CLU-IN will highlight various topics of interest in a series of special themes. During August, CLU-IN will focus on its Triad resources
which include Technical Bulletins, Case Studies, and archive internet seminars. The Triad is an innovative approach to decision-making for hazardous waste
site characterization and remediation. The Triad approach proactively exploits new characterization and treatment tools, using work strategies developed
by innovative and successful site professionals. A special 8-part seminar series will be sponsored this month by the Triad Community of Practice covering
sessions delivered at the 2008 Triad National Conference and Training hosted at the University of Massachusetts. More information on this seminar series
is listed below under Upcoming Internet Seminars. Visitors are also encouraged to review Triad related resources at www.cluin.org/triad.
> Upcoming Live Internet Seminars
Triad Month Seminar Series - August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25. A little over a year ago, over 260 individuals gathered from the U.S. and abroad at UMass-Amherst
in Massachusetts to discuss the use of the Triad Approach to conduct investigations and remedial actions faster, better, and at a reduced cost. The Triad Community
of Practice (CoP) will redeliver updates of several of the same sessions to benefit the greater CLU-IN audience that either may not have been able to attend the
conference, or were not able to attend a specific presentation while at the conference. By doing this, the Triad CoP hopes participants can learn more about
some of the Triad tools and how they have been applied by the environmental industry. For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live .
ITRC Decontamination and Decommissioning of Radiologically-Contaminated Facilities - August 4, 2009, 2:00PM-4:15PM EDT (18:00-20:15 GMT). This training
introduces ITRC's Technical/Regulatory Guidance, Decontamination and Decommissioning of Radiologically-Contaminated Facilities (RAD-5, 2008), created
by ITRC's Radionuclides Team. The curriculum is composed of four modules: Introduction and Regulatory Basis for Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D),
Factors for Implementing D&D, Preliminary Remediation Goal (PRG) Calculators, and Case Studies and Lessons Learned. For more information and to register,
see http://www.itrcweb.org or http://clu-in.org/live .
Updates on Renewable Energy Development on Contaminated Land: Community Involvement and Useful Informational Tools - August 10, 2009, 1:00PM-2:00PM
EDT (17:00-18:00 GMT). This session will provide federal and state regulators, environmental consultants, site owners and community stakeholders with
a quick overview accompanied by real world applications of renewable energy development on contaminated sites with a focus on community involvement on Superfund
sites. This hour session will include: analysis of current or successful renewable energy development projects on contaminated sites and the associated
community involvement issues; conclusions from discussions with community involvement coordinators regarding renewable energy development on Superfund
sites; introduction to the current mapping and informational tools available to generally assess renewable energy potential and resources; and contributions
to the presentation by various experts who will also be available for the question & answer session after the main presentation. For more information and to
register, see http://clu-in.org/live .
ITRC Phytotechnologies - August 11, 2009, 2:00PM-4:15PM EDT (18:00-20:15 GMT). This training familiarizes participants with ITRC's Phytotechnology
Technical and Regulatory Guidance and Decision Trees, Revised (Phyto-3, 2009). This document provides guidance for regulators who evaluate and make informed
decisions on phytotechnology work plans and practitioners who have to evaluate any number of remedial alternatives at a given site. This document updates
and replaces Phytoremediation Decision Tree (Phyto-1, 1999) and Phytotechnology Technical and Regulatory Guidance Document (Phyto-2, 2001). It has merged
the concepts of both documents into a single document. This guidance includes new, and more importantly, practical information on the process and protocol
for selecting and applying various phytotechnologies as remedial alternatives. For more information and to register, see http://www.itrcweb.org or http://clu-in.org/live
ITRC Enhanced Attenuation of Chlorinated Organics: A Site Management Tool - August 13, 2009, 11:00AM-1:00PM EDT (15:00-17:00 GMT). This training on the
ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance for Enhanced Attenuation: Chlorinated Organics (EACO-1, 2008) describes the transition (the bridge) between aggressive
remedial actions and MNA and vise versa. Enhanced attenuation (EA) is the application of technologies that minimize energy input and are sustainable in order
to reduce contaminant loading and/or increase the attenuation capacity of a contaminated plume to progress sites towards established remedial objectives.
Contaminant loading and attenuation capacity are fundamental to sound decisions for remediation of groundwater contamination. This training explains
how a decision framework which, when followed, allows for a smooth transition between more aggressive remedial technologies to sustainable remedial alternatives
and eventually to Monitored Natural Attenuation. This training will demonstrate how this decision framework allows regulators and practitioners to integrate
Enhanced Attenuation into the remedial decision process. For more information and to register, see http://www.itrcweb.org or http://clu-in.org/live
Collaborative Research on Environmental Toxicants in Rapidly Developing Settlements of the U.S.-Mexico Border - September 16, 2009, 2:00PM-3:00PM EDT
(18:00-19:00 GMT). This project aims to improve environmental public health in the San Diego-Tijuana city-region. The objective is twofold: (1) develop
new watershed-based strategies/models that can help the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) address Global Environmental Health
(GEH), and (2) share the science and technology contributions of UCSD's Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) with urban-regional planning scholars,
educators and professionals who are struggling to better understand how problems of the built environment, land use and pollution impact environmental public
health. For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live .
> New Documents and Web Resources
Summary of Key Existing EPA CERCLA Policies for Groundwater Restoration (OSWER Directive 9283. 1-33). This Directive provides a compilation of some key
existing EPA groundwater policies to assist EPA Regions in making groundwater restoration decisions pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the National Contingency Plan (NCP) (June 2009, 11 pages). Vie