Jan 22, 2007

Conference to Train Water Purveyors on Managing Arsenic, Radium, Radon and Uranium

The National Ground Water Association will host a training conference for water purveyors on the geochemistry, regulation, treatment and disposal, of arsenic, radium, radon and uranium on March 22-23 in Charleston, S.C.

The keynote speaker is Jennifer Moller, an environmental scientist for the U.S. EPA’s Drinking Water Protection Division, Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water. Moller also will present “Lessons Learned from EPA’s Arsenic Removal Demonstration Program”—a $30 million effort launched in 2002.

Other notable speakers include Zoltan Szabo of the U.S. Geological Survey on the occurrence of radium and uranium in the western United States; Michael Slattery of the Ohio EPA on “Factors Controlling Arsenic Concentrations in Ohio Ground Water”; Malcolm Siegel on “Pilot Testing of Technologies to Remove Arsenic and Radium from a Drinking Water Source at the Pine Hill School on the Ramah Navajo Reservation.”

Conference topics include applicable drinking water treatment technologies, occurrence and geochemistry equipment, community system design options, capital and operating costs, risk assessment and disposal issues related to treatment, analytical advances, regulatory issues and case studies. The conference also includes a trade show.