US EPA TechDirect, March 1, 2011
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Upcoming Live Internet Seminars   
CARE National Webinar - March 2, 2011, 1:00PM-3:00PM EST,   
(18:00-20:00 GMT). The national web cast provides an opportunity   
for potential CARE cooperative agreement applicants to learn   
more about the CARE program and ask questions about the 2011   
CARE RFP. For more information and to register, see .   
NARPM Presents...Radiation Safety for Environmental   
Professionals - March 3, 2011, 1:00PM-3:00PM EST (18:00-20:00   
GMT). Radiation for Environmental Professionals focuses on   
providing participants with an overview and basic understanding   
of the fundamental principles of radiation safety. This webinar   
is intended for environmental professionals who desire a basic   
knowledge and understanding of radiation safety. Participants   
who are responsible for reviewing and discussing radiological   
issues will also benefit from this webinar. Specifically, the   
webinar will achieve the following objectives: understand basic   
terminology and fundamental principles of radiation; identify   
the three primary types of ionizing radiation and their   
characteristics; identify radiation dose limits and explain   
basic methods to control exposures; and understand the   
biological effects of radiation. For more information and to   
register, see .   
NARPM Presents...Environmental Statutes Basics - March 8, 2011,   
1:00PM-3:00PM EST (18:00-20:00 GMT). Environmental Statutes   
Basics provides a basic history and describes the major   
provisions of some of the EPA statutes, including the Toxic   
Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA).   
Participants will also receive a brief history of the EPA and   
how statutes and regulations are developed. For more information   
and to register, see .   
ProUCL Webinar Parts I and II - March 9 and 16. ProUCL is   
peer-reviewed EPA software that has been developed to address   
statistical and data analytic needs of environmental projects   
originating from the various CERCLA and RCRA site   
investigations. ProUCL can be downloaded from the EPA website at ... . These webinars   
will be useful for regulators, environmental scientists and   
practitioners, site owners/operators, consultants and   
contractors who use or want to use statistics to do their work.   
For more information and to register, see   
ITRC Decision Framework for Applying Monitored Natural   
Attenuation Processes to Metals and Radionuclides in Groundwater   
- March 10, 2011, 11:00AM-1:15PM EST (16:00-18:15 GMT). Sites   
contaminated with metals and radionuclides present unique   
challenges to the development of effective remedial alternatives   
that also provide long-term protection to human health and the   
environment. The high costs of ongoing conventional treatment,   
total removal, and/or management combined with the scale of   
potential health and environmental risks make it important to   
evaluate attenuation-based remedial alternatives. This training   
and the associated ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance   
document, A Decision Framework for Applying Monitored Natural   
Attenuation Processes to Metals and Radionuclides in Groundwater   
(APMR-1, 2010), is intended for anyone involved with evaluating,   
investigating, remediating or managing a site that involves   
metal and radionuclide contaminants in groundwater. This   
training and document provides: introduction to key attenuation   
processes for metals and radionuclides; information on   
incorporating MNA into remedial alternatives for metals/rads;   
and an overview of the decision framework on MNA for metals and   
radionuclides in groundwater within the larger evaluation   
framework of a contaminated site. For more information and to   
register, see or .   
NARPM Presents...A Tale of Three Sites - Supporting Reuse   
Throughout the Cleanup Process - March 10, 2011, 2:00PM-4:00PM   
EST (19:00-21:00 GMT). This webinar will provide concrete   
examples of how RPMs have supported the reuse of sites   
throughout the cleanup process, looking at innovative strategies   
prior to listing on the NPL to past construction completion. The   
presenters will highlight three sites and share their   
on-the-ground experience and site outcomes. This session will   
reinforce the messages of the new reuse directive entitled   
'Considering Reasonably Anticipated Future Land Use and Reducing   
Barriers to Reuse at EPA-lead Superfund Remedial Sites' and   
complement the 2011 NARPM Training Program Session, Top Five   
Tools to Jumpstart Reuse at Your Superfund Site. For more   
information and to register, see .   
US and EU Perspectives on Green and Sustainable Remediation Part   
2 - March 15, 2011, 10:00AM-12:00PM EDT (14:00-16:00 GMT). In   
an effort to continue the dissemination of information on   
international green and sustainable remediation, an Internet   
Seminar entitled 'US and EU Perspectives on Green and   
Sustainable Remediation Part 2' will be presented on March 15,   
2011. The first Internet Seminar on international green and   
sustainable remediation took place on July 12, 2010, and was   
called 'US and EU Perspectives on Green and Sustainable   
Remediation' ( ...   
During the seminar, international leaders of sustainable and   
green remediation efforts discussed their drivers and   
constraints, as well as the impacts of these opportunities and   
issues on their efforts. The seminar was subsequently presented   
as a primer, entitled 'Sustainable Remediation: International   
Developments' (, during a   
special session in September at ConSoil 2010   
( in Salzburg, Austria. The ConSoil   
special session focused on the state of international   
implementation of sustainable environmental remediation. The   
focus of the March 15th Internet Seminar will be to clarify how   
green remediation and sustainable remediation are similar, yet   
different, and to provide US and International case studies of   
green remediation. Panelists will include representatives from   
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Sustainable   
Remediation Forum - United Kingdom (SURF UK), and Environment   
Agency Austria (EAA). In addition, presenters from the July   
2010 Internet Seminar and September 2010 ConSoil Special Session   
will also be in attendance representing SURF US and the   
Netherlands; EURODEMO+; Network for Industrially Contaminated   
Land in Europe (NICOLE); Common Forum on Contaminated Land in   
Europe; and Environment Canada. For more information and to   
register, see .   
NARPM Presents...Ecological Revitalization: Turning Contaminated   
Properties into Community - March 15, 2011, 1:00PM-3:00PM EDT   
(17:00-19:00 GMT). Join in thi 
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