Virtual RemTech 2020

October 14 & 15, 2020 - Online


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Pre-Conference Workshops

Facilities – End of Life … continuation

  • Workshop IntroductionPresentation
    Don Jakul, PHH ARC Environmental
  • Decommissioning and Demolition of Imperial Oil Gas Plants and sites north of 60 – Practical Experience & Lessons Learned
    Dave Slade, Imperial Oil – Presentation
    John Bertrand, Imperial Oil – Presentation
    David Wrtykush, Golder Associates – Presentation
  • Pre-Demolition Abatement – Hazardous Materials Management for End-of-Life ProjectsPresentation
    PHH ARC Environmental, Paul Hammond
  • Nexen’s Balzac Abandonment & Reclamation – Program Update and lessons LearnedPresentation
    Mark White and Andrew Hamilton, Nexen Inc.
  • “CLEAN” Gunnar Uranium MinePresentation
    Lois Miller, SRC and Jason Kruczko, Quantum Murray

Licence to Spill? Regulatory and Environmental Law Highlights

  • Contaminated Sites Overview and Updates (Civil and Regulatory)
    Corbin Devlin, McLennan Ross LLP (Civil, Provincial Regulatory) – Presentation
    Murray Heap, Environment Canada (Federal Regulatory) – Presentation
  • Shaken and Stirred: Hot TopicsPresentation
    Lisa Semenchuk, McLennan Ross LLP
  • Enforcement and Prosecution Issues
    Anna DeCarlo, Environment Canada (Regulator Perspective) – Presentation
    Stuart Chambers, McLennan Ross LLP (Defence Perspective) – Presentation
  • Consultant Liability
    Stuart Chambers, McLennan Ross LLP (Civil) – Presentation
    Susan McRory, Alberta Special Prosecutions (Regulatory) – Presentation
  • Brownfield Remediation
    Gavin Fitch, McLennan Ross LLP – Presentation
    Paul Leong, City of Calgary – Presentation

Conference Technical Sessions

Quebec Perspective

  • Comparing Efficiency and Treatment Cost for the Removal of Heavy End Petroleum Hydrocarbon and PAH Via Composting, Biopile and Soil Washing Remediation TechniquesPresentation
    Eric Bergeron, Golder Associates
  • Sustainable Remediation and Brownfield Site Re-Development, St. Laurent, QuebecPresentation
    Francois Dube, LVM
  • Conducting Persulfate Chemical Oxidation of Organic Contaminants in Soil and Groundwater While Limiting the Sodium and Sulfate Outtake in the AquiferPresentation
    Jean Pare, Chemco
  • In Situ Chemical Reduction for Remediation of Soil Containing Chlorinated Pesticides and HerbicidesPresentation
    Stacey Telesz, FMC

Guidelines, Criteria and Analytical

  • Remediation Guidelines for Tebuthiuron and BromacilPresentation
    Kathryn Bessie EBA, A Tetra Tech Company
  • Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance and Site Closure for the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan ProgramPresentation
    Murray Heap, Environment Canada
  • Considerations for Soil Selenium Guidelines and Results of Initial Plant Toxicity TestingPresentation
    Tyler Pediger, Equilibrium Environmental
  • Developing Remediation Guidelines for Hydrocarbons in Subsoil at Alberta Green Zone SitesPresentation
    Miles Tindal, Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd.
  • New Ultra-Trace Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Analysis Methodology to Achieve Low Level Regulatory RequirementsPresentation
    Patrick Novak, CARO Analytical
  • Challenges in the Source Identification and Aging of Extremely Weathered Petroleum Containing Soil SamplesPresentation
    Deib Birkholz, ALS Environmental
  • Minimal Disturbance Brine Water and Oil Emulsion Spill Response in Northern Boreal Peatland SettingsPresentation
    Mark Pickering, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
  • Sample Stability in Aqueous Samples – PFOS, PFOA and other Fluorinated CompoundsPresentation
    Terry Obal, Maxxam


  • Passive Groundwater Plume Treatment using Oxidant-Based Reactive Barriers: Experimental and Modeling StudiesPresentation
    Pamela Dugan, Carus Corporation
  • Maximizing the Use of 3-D Site VisualizationsPresentation
    Kristen Todtz, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
  • Challenges to Site-Specific Assessment at Salt and Fertilizer-Impacted SitesPresentation
    Scott Digel, Parsons
  • Maximizing the Capital Efficiency of Contaminated Upstream Oil and Gas Sites Assessments by Using Geostatistical Modeling ApproachPresentation
    Lian Zhao, Integrated Environments (2006) Ltd.


  • Pilot Test of Electrokinetic-Enhanced Bioremediation (EK-BIO) in a PCE NAPL Source Area with Low Permeability MaterialsPresentation
    James Wang, Geosyntec
  • Closing the Loop in In-Situ Remediation Using Conductivity MonitoringPresentation
    Emiel Dijkstra, Schlumberger Water Services
  • Integrated Approach to the Remediation of Chlorinated Organic Compounds in Low Permeability Soils – A Field StudyPresentation
    Matthew Horlings, CH2M Hill
  • Injection Methods Optimize In-Situ Remedial EfficacyPresentation
    Jay Dablow, ERM NC, Inc.
  • In-situ Chemical Oxidation of Trichloroethylene in Clay Soil Using Rotating Dual Axis Soil Blending TechnologyPresentation
    William Caldicott, In Situ Oxidative Technologies, Inc.
  • In-Situ Remediation of Dissolved Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Via Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination – A Rail Yard Case StudyPresentation
    Dawn Gabardi, Arcadis and LeeAnn Thomas, Canadian Pacific
  • Surgical In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Remediation Utilizing a High Resolution Site Characterization-Driven Approach to Optimize Reagent Delivery and Remediation StrategyPresentation
    Mike Mazzarese, Vironex, Inc.
  • Enhanced Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents in Fractured MediaPresentation
    Daniel Griffiths, Parsons
  • Comparison of Approaches to Engineered In Situ Biogeochemical Transformation of Chlorinated SolventsPresentation
    Bruce Henry, Parsons
  • Biogeochemical Treatment of Organic and Inorganic Contaminants in Soil and GroundwaterPresentation
    Ronnie Britto, Tetra Tech
  • Non-Dissolved Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater SamplesPresentation
    John Halstead, Parsons
  • Biogeochemical Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Solvent Plumes – Status of the Practice Shift from Biotic to Abiotic Degradation PathwaysPresentation
    James Studer, InfraSUR LLC
  • The Affect of Salt Impacted Water on the Expansive Capability of Sodium Bentonite Clay – Bench Test StudyPresentation
    Richard Geier, Stantec
  • Optimizing Oxidant Delivery for In-Situ RemediationPresentation
    Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Environmental
  • In-Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) Ozone Sparging for Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Impacted GroundwaterPresentation
    Ryan Dominquez, Parsons

British Columbia Perspective

  • From Theory to Practice – The Do’s and Don’ts of Spill Response and Follow-up Risk Assessment/Risk Management Actions at Saline Water Release Sites in Boreal Peatland EnvironmentsPresentation
    Doug Bright, Hemmera
  • Rapid Remediation of Subsurface Organic Contaminants – a Contact SportPresentation
    Harm Gross, Next Environmental Inc.
  • Fast Track – Remediation: Change Management at an Urban Brownfield Property, BCPresentation
    Loris Bertoncello, WorleyParsons
  • Design & Construction of a Sub Slab Depressurization System to Meet New BCMOE Soil Vapour Mitigation RequirementsPresentation
    Stephen Sumsion, McCue Environmental Contracting

Site Assessment

  • Detailed Ecological Risk Assessment in N.E. British Columbia: Wildlife Protection and Extractable Aliphatic HydrocarbonsPresentation
    Craig Harris, AECOM
  • Developing Conceptual Site Models for Environmental Site Assessment and RemediationPresentation
    Tai Wong, Parsons
  • Phase II Assessments and Phase III Remediation: A Brief HistoryPresentationPaper
    Mark Polet, Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. and Chris Powter, Oil Sands Research and Information Network
  • Applications of Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Systems for Remediation ProjectsPresentation
    Greg Lewis, Matrix Solutions

Salt Remediation

  • Use of Non-Invasive Surface Geophysics for Managing Brine ReleasesPresentation
    Brent Barker, Arcadis
  • Remediation of Salt-Impacted Soils Using Automated Conductivity Monitoring, Leachate Collection, Irrigation, and Injection: Alternative Methods for In-Situ RemediationPresentation
    Ion Ratiu, GeoGrid Environmental Inc.
  • Efficient Ex-Situ Salt-Impacted Soil Remediation TechnologyPresentation
    Christian Belanger, Biogenie
  • Use of Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination to treat PCE in a Shallow Sand and Silt AquiferPresentation
    Ilya Biniowsky, SLR Consulting


  • Segregation of Metals Contamination for Remediation by Cluster AnalysisPresentation
    Peter Reid, Hemmera
  • Innovative & Sustainable Approach to Barrier Wall Installation at an Active Rail YardPresentation
    Jason Christensen, Keystone Environmental
  • Proof-of-Concept Evaluation Process: Destruction of DNAPL Through a Green Technology-PCE Source Area BioremediationPresentation
    Kent Armstrong, BioStryke® Remediation
  • Are You Ready to Retire?Presentation
    Darcy Cuthill, Tervita

Oil Sands Remediation

  • Oil Sands Remediation – What’s the (end) Point?PresentationPaper
    Chris Powter, Oil Sands Research and Information Network
  • Oil Sands Tailings Reclamation: How to Include Non-Technical Risk and Opportunities into the Corporate Decision Making ProcessPresentation
    Anjum Mullick, WorleyParsons
  • Wetland Reclamation Challenges in the Oil SandsPresentation
    Markus Thormann, WorleyParsons
  • Developing a Watershed Approach to Reclaiming Oil Sands Mine SitesPresentation
    Preston McEachern, Tervita


  • PEPS (PGPR-Enhanced Phytoremediation Systems): The Chemistry and Biology Behind Successful Phytoremediation of Petroleum and Salt Impacted SoilsPresentation
    Bruce Greenberg, University of Waterloo
  • The Use of Biosurfactants as Soil Amendments to Enhance Phytoremediation of Weathered Petroleum Hydrocarbon (PHC) Contaminated SoilsPresentation
    Jola Gurska, Stantec
  • Phytoremediation of Nitrogen Impacted Soil and Groundwater at an Industrial Plant SitePresentation
    Kelly Kneteman, Matrix Solutions

Arctic Sites

  • Arctic Sites Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment & Remote Sensing Pilot ProjectPresentation
    Reagan Stoddart, Imperial Oil
  • Site Assessment, Development of Site Specific Criteria and Remediation Tendering of Three Former Mineral Exploration Sites in NunavutPresentation
    Abbas Fakhar Syed, EBA, A Tetra Tech Company
  • Soil Invertebrate Distribution in Sub-Arctic Soils; a Field StudyPresentation
    Gemma Leighton-Boyce, WorleyParsons

Stablization and Solidification

  • Successful Completion of Stabilization and Infra-structure Construction at the Sydney Tar PondsPresentation
    Shouvik Gangopadhyay, ECC
  • Bench Scale In-situ Solidification/Stabilization Treatability Tests Using ANSI 16.1Presentation
    David Winslow, GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.
  • Solidification/Stabilization Cement Additive and Test MethodsPresentation
    Matt Geary, CETCO