CDM Smith Presents at Great Lakes PFAS Summit 2020
States throughout the nation, including the Great Lakes region, are finding PFAS contamination in a growing number of locations where these persistent chemicals pose a threat to people and the environment.
The Great Lakes PFAS Summit a virtual, week-long event to be held October 26-30, 2020, aims to provide the most current and reliable science and policy. Its goal is to facilitate networking and information sharing, as well as explore current and future research topics related to PFAS. CDM Smith PFAS experts Mark White and Melissa Harclerode will present their knowledge and research at the summit.
Tuesday, October 27
Perfluorinated compounds and emerging contaminants; including GenX, PFAS, and 1,4-dioxane; have been detected in the Cape Fear River, the source water for the Brunswick County Public Utilities, NC Northwest Water Treatment Plant.
This presentation will explore the study done in Brunswick County regarding treatment alternatives for emerging contaminants. Following a successful pilot study, Brunswick County is in the process of constructing a new low-pressure reverse osmosis (RO) membrane treatment system.
Thursday, October 29
The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) PFAS Risk Communication Toolkit was developed by a technical team of academia, responsible parties, regulatory agencies, and consultants to help practitioners implement the risk communication process in a meaningful and effective manner at PFAS sites.
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the eight-step risk communication planning process and summarize PFAS-specific risk communication challenges and stakeholder concerns. It will also highlight public outreach and engagement tools and lessons learned from case studies.