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Remedial Action, Remedy Performance, and Long-Term Land Management at the Anaconda Smelter NPL Site
June 4, 2015, 1:00PM-3:00PM EDT
Nearly 100 years of copper smelter operations and emissions at the Anaconda Smelter Superfund site left approximately 10,000 acres barren or sparsely vegetated, leaving dust problems and transport of contaminants of concern (COCs) to surface water and groundwater receptors. Early on in the planning process, it was recognized that whole-scale removal of the COCs (arsenic, copper, lead, zinc, and cadmium) was impracticable and infeasible. In situ treatment of soils and wastes, using alkaline amendments to raise pH and immobilize metals, was developed to re-establish vegetation. Methods to assess ecological dysfunction and assign remedial actions, treatability studies and demonstration plots were all developed in the 1980s and 1990s, resulting in remedial actions beginning in the late 1990s. As work is completed, more information was gained from the results. While much of the revegetation work was successful, other areas were not, particularly in those areas close to the former smelters where COC concentrations in soil were much higher.
EPA identified phytotoxicity concerns in certain areas during the 2010 Five Year Review. EPA and the responsible party collaboratively conducted a study evaluating plant growth in remediated areas while looking at several factors such as COC levels in soil. This evaluation led to development of a total metal index for soil based on the probable success of reclamation grass species. Using this information, EPA and the responsible party revised the existing vegetation management plan for the site to allow for voluntary remediation to achieve higher levels of cleanup to allow unrestrictive land use (e.g., with no long-term O&M requirements). This represents a 'win-win' for the landowner, the responsible party, and the regulatory agencies.
This webinar will review the results of over 20 years of remedial activities at the Anaconda Smelter site, and how the knowledge gained from this work has been used to develop better cleanup that satisfies all party involved.
Register for the webinar here.
2015 Joint National Conference of ASMR and ARRI
June 7-11, 2015 | Lexington, KY
The 32nd Annual Meeting of American Society of Mining & Reclamation (AMSR) and the 9th Annual Meeting of the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) will be held jointly from June 7 to 11, 2015.
2015 Annual Conference of the Mining History Association
June 11-14, 2015 | Virginia City, NV
The 2015 Annual Conference of the Mining History Association (MHA) returns to Virginia City, Nevada, June 11-14, 2015. Virginia City was the location of the first MHA meeting in 1990 as part of the Western History Association conference. For its 25th — Silver — Anniversary, the MHA will return to the Comstock Lode, site of America's first great silver boom, for a series of events, tours, and sessions.
2015 Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference
June 25-26, 2015 | State College, Pennsylvania
The 2015 Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference theme is "Reclaiming Our Communities." Presentations will include those that highlight the diverse and unique partnerships that have made Pennsylvania successful at cleaning up the abandoned mine legacy of water and land pollution; presentations showcasing developments in AMD treatment technologies; case studies on successfully implemented projects; and useful tools for the efforts of the reclamation community.
NAAMLP 37th Annual Conference
September 28-30, 2015 | Santa Fe, New Mexico
The National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) is a non-profit organization whose members include 31 States and Tribes conducting abandoned mine reclamation programs under the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. This year's conference is hosted by the New Mexico and Navajo Nation AML Programs. The conference provides a venue to showcase reclamation successes and cutting edge technology on a national scale. Over 300 people from all over the country are expected to attend this conference. Subject matter includes: cutting edge reclamation techniques from across the country; geomorphic reclamation; revegetation research and success stories; hardrock safeguarding methods; bat habitat and preservation; the latest in GPS and GIS technologies; and others.
Remediation Technologies Symposium 2015
October 14-16, 2015 | Alberta, Canada
The Remediation Technologies Symposium 2015 is a remediation technology transfer event for environmental professionals, encompassing the latest innovations in soil and groundwater remediation. Some topic areas and case studies presented will include in-situ and ex-situ treatment methods, biological and non-biological treatment, thermal desorption, encapsulation, natural attenuation, multi-phase extraction, solar detoxification, electrochemical remediation, pre-treatment considerations, phytoremediation, environmental management, hydrocarbon and salt contamination, stabilization and containment, commercial situations, membrane technology, and unique and challenging locations.
SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting
November 1-5, 2015 | Salt Lake City, Utah
SETAC North America is a Geographic Unit of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). SETAC North America is dedicated to the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of stressors, chemicals and technology on the environment. Abstracts for its 36th Annual Meeting are currently being accepted. The meeting will feature presentations on: molecular and cellular biology as they relate to environmental toxicology and chemistry; hazard and risk assessment, and environment/human health related issues; contributions to an understanding of ecological risk assessment and environmental hazards, including use and validation of mammalian models and systems; ethical issues related to environmental toxicology and chemistry and risk assessment; and others. Stay tuned for more details.
Archived Internet Seminars, Videos, and Courses
Additional Web-Based Training Archives
- Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) & ART: Combining Science and Art
- Biosolids Recycling: Restore, Reclaim, Remediate
- Ecological Revitalization Resources Available through EPA - Part 1
- Ecological Revitalization Resources Available through EPA - Part 2
- Mine Tailings: Enumeration and Remediation
- Mine Waste Treatment Technology Selection
- NIEHS/EPA Metals - Remediation
- Phytostabilization of Mine Tailings in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments