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General Meeting

FRTR at 30 Years: Grand Challenges and Opportunities for Advancing Remediation Technologies

Session 1: Grand Challenges

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 1:00 to 3:30 PM (EDT)
Webinar Agenda

View/Download the Session 1: May 2021 Agenda (1pp/148KB).
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Meeting Objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of the grand remediation challenges facing member agencies over the next decade.
  2. Discuss specific technology needs across programs.
  3. Highlight agency program initiatives to advance technologies that will expedite and improve site cleanup.
1:00 pm Welcome and Spring Meeting Objectives
Kent Glover, AFCEC
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1:10 pm Introduction
An overview of FRTR's recent efforts to receive input from member agencies to identify remediation technology challenges, opportunities, and future directions.
Thomas Nicholson, NRC
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1:25 pm FRTR Agency Leadership Questionnaire Results: Challenges
An overview of FRTR agency responses to a questionnaire regarding their grand challenges, technology needs and research gaps in advancing innovative remediation technology.
Tanya Gallegos, USGS
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1:40 pm Agency Perspectives of Remediation Challenges Over the Next Decade
Each panelist will provide a brief overview of their agency's mission, remediation programs, and highlights of agency challenges and priorities.
Moderator: Greg Gervais, EPA
Dana Stalcup, EPA
Lara Beasley, USACE
Rob Sadorra, NAVFAC
Kent Glover, Ph.D., AFCEC
Mark Gilbertson, DOE
Mark Thaggard, NRC
Geoff S. Plumlee, Ph.D., USGS
William Suk, Ph.D., NIEHS

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2:40 pm Break
A slideshow of Member Agency Announcements will play in the during the break.
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2:50 pm Agency Perspectives of Remediation Challenges Over the Next Decade: A Panel Discussion with Cleanup Program Leadership
A moderated discussion with opportunities for audience participation.
Moderator: Greg Gervais, EPA
3:25 pm Summary of Session 1 and Setup for Session 2
Heather Henry, NIEHS/SRP
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3:30 pm Adjourn