General Meeting of the
Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable

Heavy Metals—Mining Site Characterization and Treatment

U.S. EPA One Potomac Yard Building
4th Floor S-4370/80 | South Building
2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Overall Meeting Objectives:

  1. Improve communication and common understanding of recent advances in heavy metals related to mining site characterization and treatment.
  2. Share experience and lessons learned in advancing best practices.
  3. Outline key issues and develop shared strategies to address them.
8:30 am Introduction
Dan Powell, Superfund, EPA
9:00 am Welcome
Dana Stalcup, Deputy Office Director, Superfund, EPA
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9:15 am Aqueous Geochemical Modeling to Evaluate Metal-Laden Discharges from Coal Mines
Charles "Chuck" A. Cravotta III, USGS
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9:45 am Anaerobic Biochemical Reactor (BCR) Treatment of Mining-Influenced Water (MIW)—Evaluating Reduction in Concentrations of Metals and Aquatic Toxicity
Barbara Butler, EPA
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10:15 am BREAK
10:45 am Optimizing Heavy Metal and Other Contaminants Removal from Mining and Waste Water Operations
Michael Smith, Cavortex Technologies International
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11:15 am Source Control Technology for Mining and Other Sites
John Vermillion, Environmental Products & Applications
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11:45 am Lunch Discussion/Lunch On-site (a menu will be provided during registration and everyone will pay for themselves the day of)
1:00 pm Risk Assessment for Mercury Releases to the Kuskokwim River from the BLM Red Devil Mine Site, Alaska
Doug Cox & Mike McCrum, BLM
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2:00 pm Optimizing Remediation Approaches at Mine Sites: How Understanding Biogeochemical Processes and Modeling Can Guide AMD and In Situ Uranium Treatments
Kate Campbell-Hay, USGS
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2:30 pm Use of Unmanned Aircraft in BLM
Jason Frels, BLM
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3:00 pm BREAK
3:30 pm Key EPA Initiatives to Address Hardrock Mining Sites
Shahid Mahmud, Michele Mahoney & Kirby Biggs, EPA
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4:00 pm Panel Discussion
4:30 pm Closing Remarks/Adjourn