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LSPA April 2022 Membership Meeting: PFAS: Is It Really Everywhere? And Whose Is It?
Thursday, April 14, 2022, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Membership Meeting

LSPA April 2022 Membership Meeting:  
PFAS: Is It Really Everywhere? And Whose Is It? 

The LSPA cordially invites you to its April 2022 Membership Meeting which will be held virtually from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 14, 2022 using the Zoom Webinar platform. 

When: Thursday, April 14, 2022  
Time: 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM  EST  Please note: registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. 
Live Webinar via Zoom
Important New Registration Note: Registration for LSPA webinars requires a two-step process.  1) Complete the LSPA registration, and 2) In your LSPA confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom "Webinar Registration".  You must also complete this registration in order to receive the webinar link, and reminder emails with course materials.
Price:  Credit: $50 Members | $110 Non-Members
             No Credit: $0 Members | $25 Non-Members

  • Jonathan D. Kitchen, PG, LSP, Office Environmental Practice Lead, CEC Inc.
  • Elizabeth Denly, ASQ CMQ/OE, Vice President, PFAS Initiative Leader & Chemistry Director, TRC Companies 

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This presentation has been submitted to the LSP Board of Registration for 1.0 Technical LSP Credit. To ensure you receive continuing education credit for your attendance in this webinar, please read the LSPA's guidelines here

Presentation Description: 
These two presentations will aid LSPs as they work to better understand the types and concentrations of PFAS associated with a variety of (known) source types in New England, and aid LSPs in source identification and site delineation.

PFAS in New England: An Assessment of Distribution Data from Regulated Sites, Jonathan D. Kitchen, PG, LSP, CEC Inc.

CEC has recently completed a literature review to better understand the types of PFAS releases in New England. Empirical information was collected on a variety of parameters including PFAS plume length and area, the status of investigation and remedial activities, the maximum concentrations of regulated PFAS compounds detected in groundwater and soil proximal to the source sites, and the industry/source type at each location. 

The results of the review will be presented, including analysis of PFAS distribution at regulated sites in New England to identify and understand trends.

This study was partially funded by an LSPA WES Professional Practice Grant.

Whose PFAS is It?, Elizabeth Denly, ASQ CMQ/OE, TRC Companies

Evaluation of the relative composition of individual PFAS compounds in surface water and groundwater samples can be an effective method to identify and differentiate source(s) of PFAS. Comparison of chemical fingerprints in samples collected from surface water and groundwater located downstream and downgradient of contaminated sites may appear to be the same simply because of the suite of analytes chosen for fingerprinting. However, chemical signatures in combination with fate and transport must be considered during forensics source identification. Attendees will receive an overview of the efficacy and limitations of using PFAS analytes as fingerprints for source identification, delineation, and ultimately cost allocation with a specific focus on aqueous film forming foam (AFFF). 

There will be time set aside at the end of the presentation for questions & answers. 

3:45 PM Welcome and Announcements  
3:55 PM Speaker Introductions
4:00 PM Presentation Begins
5:00 PM Program Ends 

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