Since 1998, The Contaminated Site Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website has presented Internet Seminars covering a wide variety of technical topics related to hazardous waste characterization, monitoring, and remediation. For each seminar topic, we have selected the highest-quality offering for placement in our archives. Beginning in May 2005, we began offering these archives via podcast, and this feed contains all seminars archived in the last 6 months. For a complete list of seminars archived since 2000 and videos of selected seminars archived since 2012, please visit http://clu-in.org/live/archive/. Our Rehabilitation Act Notice for reasonable accommodation is available at http://clu-in.org/training/accommodation.cfm. CLU-IN was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) but is intended as a forum for all waste remediation stakeholders. For more information and to view upcoming live offerings, please visit http://clu-in.org/live/. For a complete list of RSS feeds available on CLU-IN, please visit http://clu-in.org/rss/about/.
Audio for "It's All Connected - Risk Assessment through Selected Remedy," Jul 20, 2022
This webinar will look at various steps of the remedy selection process, from the baseline MEC risk assessment that is conducted at the end of the Remedial Investigation (RI) through to describing the Selected Remedy in in the Record of Decision (ROD). The topics presented will address creating risk scenarios for the Risk Management Methodology (RMM), and show how these can be used to support the development of Remedial Action Objectives (RAOs) during the Feasibility Study (FS). Additional topics will cover the development and evaluation of remedial alternatives in the FS that achieve the RAO, and outline some best practices for describing the Selected Remedy and cleanup goals in the ROD. To view this archive online or download the slides associated with this seminar, please visit http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/m2s2fy22-3_072022/
Audio for "From Superfund to Super Fun - The Benefits of Recreational Superfund Site Reuse," Jul 19, 2022
Consideration of future use is an integral part of the EPA's cleanup programs. Superfund site restoration and reuse can revitalize local economies and communities with recreational opportunities. This webinar will showcase the benefits of recreational reuses at Superfund sites across the country. To view this archive online or download the slides associated with this seminar, please visit http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/superfund-redevelopment_071922/
Audio for "Federal Facilities Online Academy: RCRA/CERCLA Integration," Jul 13, 2022
RCRA and CERCLA Integration at Federal Facilities is a two-hour webinar course that will provide an overview of how the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) can be integrated at Federal Facilities through use of Federal Facility Agreements, regulator coordination, and lead regulator approach. By taking this course, participants will achieve the following objectives:Learn about Federal Facility Agreements and how they identify RCRA and CERCLA roles and responsibilities;Explore relevant memos and policies addressing RCRA and CERCLA coordination; and,Become familiar with some RCRA policies that apply to CERCLA wastes.The instructional methodology for this course includes lecture, case studies, and quizzes. The target audience for this course is federal, state, and tribal representatives who work on Federal Facility cleanups. Ideally, students should have a basic understanding of RCRA and CERCLA. This course is part of the Federal Facilities Academy training program. Please consider registering for other Federal Facility Academy courses and obtain a certificate upon completion of the entire Federal Facility Academy series (12 courses total). To view this archive online or download the slides associated with this seminar, please visit http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/FFAcademy6_071322/
Audio for "Soil Background and Risk Assessment (SBR)," Jun 23, 2022
ITRC recognized that while some state and federal agencies and other entities have guidance documents regarding soil background, there is not one comprehensive and widely accepted guidance document that summarizes the state of the science on this topic. The Soil Background and Risk Assessment ITRC guidance document released December 2021 is intended to fill the gap by providing a comprehensive defensible framework for establishing and using soil background in risk assessments. It focuses on the process of establishing defensible background concentrations of naturally occurring or anthropogenic ambient chemicals that can be used when performing risk assessment at contaminated sites.
The target audience for the ITRC Soil Background and Risk Assessment Guidance Document (SBR-1) includes risk assessors, risk managers, and site investigators, which may include federal, state, tribal, and various local agency employees; contractors to these agencies; as well as potentially liable parties and their consultants.
For training purposes, the ITRC Soil Background and Risk Assessment team produced four videos:Overview of the guidance document, introduction, and definitionsSampling and analytical methodsEstablishing and using soil background in risk assessmentGeochemical evaluations and environmental forensics Once the four videos are released they will be able to be viewed on demand at ITRC's YouTube Channel.
This training course will include the viewing of two of the videos that the team produced and a panel of experts to answer questions. The two videos that will be shown are:Overview of the guidance document, introduction, and definitions.Establishing and using soil background in risk assessment.Even though we are only viewing two of the videos during the training, our panel of experts will answer any questions related to the guidance document. To view this archive online or download the slides associated with this seminar, please visit http://www.clu-in.org/conf/itrc/SBR_062322/
Audio for "Application of Robotics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Technologies to Site Remediation," Jun 13, 2022
The FRTR Spring 2022 Meeting will explore advances in applying artificial intelligence technologies to site cleanup. Artificial intelligence technologies are beginning to transform how people and machines work together. Robotics and unmanned systems provide opportunities to access dangerous or toxic environments, and improve worker safety. Advances in machine learning are making it possible to process and analyze large data sets in new ways to support remediation decisions. Specific objectives are
Review recent technology advances supporting site characterization and remediation.Identify potential benefits, risks and limits of robotics and unmanned aerial systems to support site characterization and remediation.Discuss appropriate use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to support remediation decisions. To view this archive online or download the slides associated with this seminar, please visit http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/FRTRSpring22_061322/
Audio for "Federal Facilities Online Academy: Resolving Issues before Formal Dispute," Jun 8, 2022
Resolving Issues Before Formal Dispute is a two-hour webinar course that identifies less formal options to address conflict before going to dispute under a federal facility agreement. This webinar provides project management tips and techniques to address disagreements early in the process . By taking this course, participants will achieve the following objectives:Identify factors that contribute to conflict when working with team members from different agencies;Learn how to prepare a team to handle conflict;Explore tips and techniques to improve communication and come to resolution; and,Understand when formal dispute should be considered.The instructional methodology for this course includes lecture, group discussions, case studies, and quizzes. The target audience for this course is federal, state, and tribal representatives who work on Federal Facility cleanups. This course is part of the Federal Facilities Academy training program. Please consider registering for other Federal Facility Academy courses and obtain a certificate upon completion of the entire Federal Facility Academy series (12 courses total). To view this archive online or download the slides associated with this seminar, please visit http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/FFAcademy5_060822/