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Haley & Aldrich experts to discuss PFAS destruction, environmental justice, and more at environmental conference

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Burlington, Mass., Oct. 5, 2023 — From October 16-19, ten Haley & Aldrich experts will participate in the 39th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation hosts the conference, which brings together hundreds of attendees from government agencies, environmental engineering firms, and academia.

“We’re always proud to participate in this gathering of committed professionals,” says Murray Einarson, service leader for Contaminated site management at Haley & Aldrich. “PFAS, climate change resilience, environmental justice, and other issues are top of mind for many of our clients, so we appreciate the opportunity to share with and learn from others who are tackling those challenges.”

Haley & Aldrich’s sessions, platform presentations, panel discussions, and posters are listed below.

Session chair

  • Janine Commerford (technical expert): Session 18, “PFAS in Wastewater and Biosolids,” October 19, 9 a.m.–noon

Platform presentations

  • Raul Tenorio (senior environmental engineer) and John Xiong (technical expert, environmental engineering): “Destruction of PFAS in Concentrated Waste by an Innovative Advanced Reduction Process,” Session 6, October 17, 3:30–4 p.m.
  • Joanna Sebik (senior project manager), Dawn Santoianni (principal consultant), and Michaela Bevillard (project sustainability specialist): “Environmental Justice Considerations in Remediation Planning,” Session 7, October 17, 2:30–3 p.m. 
  • Jarrod Yoder (technical expert, environmental remediation), Ian Phillips (principal consultant, environmental sciences), Lindsey Howard (project manager), and Alasdair Cunningham and Mason Sandell from Charter Development: “Mitigating Shoreline Erosion, Adapting to Climate Change, and Beneficially Reusing the Landfill Near Lynn Harbor,” Session 9, October 18, 11–11:30 a.m.
  • Jay Peters (principal consultant, risk assessment): “Use of PAH Compositional Analysis to Resolve Confounding Factors in Predictive and Empirical Sediment Toxicity,” Session 15, October 18, 4–4:30 p.m.

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