RemTech 2015 Presentations

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Opening Presentation

  • Giant Mine Remediation Project – Presentation
    Craig Wells, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)

Unique Locations

  • Cambridge Bay Airport Remediation – Presentation
    Heather Fisher, Dillon Consulting
  • Installing Insitu Remediation Infrastructure Under Buildings Without Entering the Building in Remote and Difficult Conditions – Presentation
    Richard Wells, Arcadis
  • Surfactant Enhanced Push-Pull Method for Insitu Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
    George Ivey, Ivey International
  • Contaminated and Impacted Site Work in Northern Communities Along the East Side Road in Manitoba Presentation
    Nanci Beaupre, Dillon Consulting


  • Mitigation Measures for Redevelopment over a Former Dry Cleaner Site – Presentation
    Grant Walsom, XCG Consulting
  • Opportunity or Impossibility? Positioning Government-Owned Brownfields for Disposition to the Private Land Development Sector – Presentation
    Diane Zorn, Hemmera
  • Managing Environmental Liabilities:  Brownfields Case Law Update – Presentation
    John Georgakopoulos and Matthew Gardner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
  • Brownfields – A Transaction Retrospective – Presentation and Presentation
    Kevin Miyauchi, MIYA Consulting and David Harper, Kilmer Brownfield Equity Fund


  • Re-Evaluating Remedial Objectives and the Conceptual Site Model at a Diesel Impacted Fractured Bedrock Aquifer in the Alberta Foothills – Presentation
    Brent Lennox, Waterline Resources
  • Rapid Thermally Enhanced Degradation of Methylene Chloride at a Spill Site in the UK
    Jay Dablow, ERM
  • Successful Implementation of Vapour Extraction System on Condensate Spill – Presentation
    Jason Hampson, Trace Associates
  • Enhanced Reduction Dechlorination (ERD) and Insitu Chemical Reduction (ISCR) Based Upon Lecithin for the Treatment of Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater – Presentation
    Brant Smith, PeroxyChem
  • Utilizing Numerous Remedial Technologies in Synergy during Accelerated Site Cleanup – Presentation
    Kevin Crowder, Arcadis
  • Obtaining a Remediation Certificate Using a Multifaceted Approach to Site Cleanup (Case Study) Presentation
    Heather Sturm, Geo Tactical Remediation
  • Three Case Studies: Insitu Remediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Bedrock” – Presentation
    Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Environmental
  • A Technology Platform to Harness Speed and Certainty in Groundwater Remediation – Presentation
    Ashley Cedzo, Regenesis
  • Forest Reclamation and Tree Salvage in the Foothills of Alberta – Presentation
    Ben Poltorak, Earthmaster Environmental


  • Bioremediation of a Dissolved Ammonia and Nitrate Plume Through Insitu Reduction – Presentation
    David Nuell, Nichols Environmental
  • Diffusive-Based Aerobic Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Plumes in Saline Groundwater – Presentation
    Ben Galbraith
    Insitu Remediation Services
  • Lessons Learned in the Remediation of  Herbicides Contaminated Groundwater Using Engineered Phytoremediation – Presentation
    William Campbell, TEA Inc.
  • Development of Amendment Recipe and Identification of Benzene Degraders for Anaerobic Benzene Bioremediation – Presentation
    Wenhui Xiong, Stantec
  • A Comparison of Natural Source Zone Depletion and Active Remediation Rates – Presentation
    Liz Van Warmerdam, CH2M HILL Canada


  • How to Get More “Bang for Your Buck” Out of Background Data – Proceedings
    Sylvain Bordenave, Advisian
  • Recent ISS Activities for the Treatment of Organics – Proceedings
    Paul Lear, Envirocon
  • Environmental Liability Transfers (ELTs) as a Comprehensive Exit Strategy for Legacy Contamination – Proceedings
    Randall Jostes and Matt Robinson, Environmental Liability Transfer
  • NORM Waste Management: Best Practices and Disposal Options for Western Canada – Proceedings
    Tab Cuthill, SECURE Energy
  • Remediation and Liability Cost Estimating for Contaminated Sites: State of the Art – Proceedings
    Ken Lyon, Advisian
  • Toluene in Peatlands and Wetlands – Proceedings
    Sheila Luther and Mary Mayes, Matrix Solutions
  • Effective Communication Contributes to Project Success – Proceedings
    Leonard Greenberger, Potomac Communications
  • Maximizing Your Potential for Meeting Remedial Goals: The Importance of Electrode Design and Installation at Sites with Varying Treatment Depths – Proceedings
    John LaChance, Arcadis
  • Insitu Stabilization / Solidification of Contaminated Fill at Canadian Naval Base Saves Millions in Remediation Costs and Prepares Site for New Development – Proceedings
    Cory Hastings, Allterra Construction
  • Regulatory Closure – From Land Treatment Facility to Forested Conservation Area
    Kim Baker, Tetra Tech
  • Jet Grouting – An Alternate for Environmental Cut-Off – Proceedings
    Stephen Custeau, Matcon Environmental
  • Qualification of Contaminated Soil as an Alternative Raw Material at Lafarge Western Canada – Proceedings
    Rustam Punja, Lafarge


  • Combining Insitu Chemical and Biological Oxidation for Groundwater Treatment Under a Performance-Based Project Delivery Program – Proceedings
    Mark O’Neill, Geosyntec Consultants
  • Novel Method for Activating Klozur Persulfate: Fundamental Science and Key Characteristics Proceedings
    Brant Smith, PeroxyChem
  • Concepts of Chemical Oxidation vs Chemical Oxygenation and Considerations for Engineered Remediation Design – Proceedings
    BJ Min, TRIUM Environmental
  • Application of Alkaline Activated Persulfate to Treat Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination beneath the Active Construction of a 32-Story High-Rise Residential Tower – Proceedings
    Brant Smith, PeroxyChem
  • On-Site Treatability Evaluation Passive Insitu Biostimulation of Chlorinated-Benzene Groundwater Contaminants Using Green Technology – Proceedings
  • Kent Armstrong, BioStryke Remediation

BCEIA – Perspectives on Mining Remediation

  • Terra Mine Site Reclamation, NWT: The Importance of Understanding Contaminant Mass Balance and Predicted Changes in Environmental Flux – Presentation
    Doug Bright, Hemmera
  • Examples, Statistics and Failure Modes and of Tailings Dams and Impact Consequence of Failure Determination – Presentation
    Chad LePoudre, SNC Lavalin
  • Reclaiming Consent (for Beneficial Pit Restoration) – Presentation
    Todd Mizuik & Pete Craig,  Allterra Construction and Environmental
  • On-Site Mercury Speciation, Does Passive Sampling Provide an Answer? – Presentation
    Heather Lord, Maxxam


  •  Innovative Remediation and Recycling Solutions for Restoring an Unregulated Dump-Site in an Environmentally Sensitive Area in Calgary – Presentation
    Greg Whyte, Cirrus Environmental Services & Tony Ciarla, KLS Earthworks & Environmental
  • Novel Approach to Leachate Management at an Older Landfill: Solar Photovoltaic Leachate Extraction System – Presentation
    Shawn Matz, City of Calgary
  • The Effects of the 2013 Flood Event on a 70 Year-Old, Inactive Landfill in High River, Alberta, Canada – Presentation
    Greg Whyte, Cirrus Environmental Services
  • Landfill Closure – Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later – Presentation
    Dean Wall, AMEC Foster Wheeler

Risk & Site Assessment

  • Methodology for the Regional Risk Assessment of Salinity Impacts on Wellsites in Southeastern Alberta – – Presentation
    Rob Wiedemann, RCGI
  • Chlorinated Solvent Investigations: Tips, Tricks and Tragedies – Presentation
    Tadd Berger, Pinchin West
  • Assessment, Remediation and Risk Management of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Impacts – Presentation
    Patrick Todd, Matrix Solutions
  • A Tiered Approach to Distinguish Sources of Gasoline and Diesel Spills – Presentation
    Wenhui Xiong, Stantec
  • Case Study: Dissolved Phase Stability Assessment of Benzene at a Downstream Petroleum Facility – Presentation
    Scott McKean, Stantec
  • What Do You Get When You Mix a Source of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Fractured Bedrock, a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Group, a Complex Hydrogeological Site, and a Community Based Risk Assessment? A Challenge! – Presentation
    Tanya Shanoff, Stantec
  • Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT) for Insitu Monitoring of Free Metals in Surface Water and Sediment Porewater – Presentation
    Megan Schlitt, Maxxam
  • Stage II Preliminary Site Investigation / Detailed Site Investigation – Difficult Access / Difficult Drilling Conditions – Presentation
    Tyler Joyce, Stantec

Giant Mine

  • Giant Mine Remediation Project – Regulatory Context – Presentation
    Craig Wells, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Innovative Process for Stabilizing the Subsurface at the Giant Mine Site – Presentation
    Chris MacInnis, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Decontamination and Deconstruction of the Giant Mine Roaster Complex: Risks, Hurdles, Lessons Learned and Success – Presentation
    Gordon Woollett, AECOM
    Sarah Preston, Parsons
  •  Establishing an Environment Health and Safety and Community Management System for the Giant Mine Remediation Project – Presentation
    Aaron Braumberger, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Establishing an Ambient Air Monitoring Program During the Giant Mine Remediation – Presentation
    Aaron Braumberger, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Establishing a Long-Term Environmental Monitoring Program for the Giant Mine Remediation Project – Presentation
    Aaron Braumberger, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  •  Consultation & Engagement in Project – Presentation
    Natalie Plato, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Planning a Complex Remediation and Mine Closure – Presentation
    Brad Thompson, Public Works and Government Services Canada

EMA of BC – Perspectives on Remediation

  • Rock Bay Remediation Project, Stage 3, Victoria, BC – – Presentation
    Stephen Pinto, Quantum Murray
  • The Role and Future of Information Management & Technology in the Environmental Industry – Presentation
    Carlos da Ponte, Sustainable Elements
  • A Case for Using Insitu Remediation Systems – Presentation
    John Taylor, Core6 Environmental
  • Who Ya Going To Call? Emergency Response – Lab Perspective – Presentation
    Patrick Novak, CARO Analytics

Mapping / Modelling / Testing

  • Case Study: Added Value of Contaminant Mapping Using Capacitively Coupled Resistivity in Pseudo- 3D form Combined with Frequency-Domain Electromagnetics – Presentation
    Adam Peake, DMT Geosciences
  • Use of a 3D Salt Model to Reduce Remediation Volumes – Presentation
    Ian Mitchell, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • The Use of Effective Conceptual 3D Hydrogeological Models to Improve the Success of Contaminated Site Remediation – Presentation
    Ricardo Jaimes, Klohn Crippen Berger
  • PAHs – Families and Fingerprints – Presentation
    Phil Richards, Chemistry Matters
  • Detection of Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid in Soil Samples – Presentation
    Brenna Brown, Paracell Labs
  • Use of a Conceptual Site Model to Evaluate, Communicate and Support Discussion of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Impacts on Subsurface Receptors – Presentation
    Jordan Wakefield, Tetra Tech

Regulatory Related

  • Assessing the Alberta Tier 2 Trigger for Fractured Bedrock Sites – Presentation
    Ken Lyon, Advisian
  • Classification and Transportation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils – Presentation
    Alison Walker, Jamer Holdings
  • A Tier 2 Approach to Address Trace PAH Soil Impacts – Presentation
    Craig Harris, AECOM
  • New Tier 1 Boron Guideline for Alberta:  Boron Soil Ecotoxicity and Methods Development Research – Presentation
    Darlene Linott, Exova
  • New Tier 1 Boron Guideline for Alberta:  Overall Guideline Development – Presentation
    Greg Huber, Equilibrium Environmental
  • Are Your Soil Remediation Guidelines Realistic? Challenging Conservative Assumptions and Advocating for Realistic Remediation Guidelines – Presentation
    Eric Pringle, Waterline Resources

Spill Response, Management and Remediation

  • Upstream Oil and Gas Spills to Boreal Wetland Environments – Best Practices and Evolving Tools – Presentation
    Doug Bright, Hemmera
  • Maintaining Ecological Integrity of Wetlands While Conducting Spill Response and Remediation in Remote Locations– Presentation
    Jeremy Paul, North Shore Environmental Consultants
  • Spill Management Challenges at an Active 1950’s Gas Plant – Presentation
    Anela Baig, Trace Associates
  • Integrating Risk Assessment into Spill Response – Presentation
    Ian Mitchell, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • An Innovative Remediation Approach to an Emergency Spill Response – Part One– Presentation
    Sheri Gilmour, Stantec
  • Incorporating Risk Assessment into an Emergency Spill Response – Part Two – Presentation
    Tania Noble, Stantec