Virtual RemTech 2020

October 14 & 15, 2020 - Online


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Pre-Conference Workshops:

End of Life Decommissioning – Evolving Technology

  • Ice Blasting Technology – Presentation Withheld Britt Coulson & Norm Fisher, Coulson Group
  • PCB Handling and DecommissioningPresentation
    Paul Hammond, PHH ARC Environmental
  • Demolition in High Hazard EnvironmentsPresentation
    David Jacobs, Envirocon
  • Facility Decommissioning – A Worldwide PerspectivePresentation
    Bob Shaw, EDS Group (UK)

Regulatory Updates

  • Environmental Site Assessment StandardPresentation
    Brian Lambert & Norman Sawatasky, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
  • Alberta’s Regulatory Enhancement Project – UpdatePresentation
    Cynthia Farmer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Management Office
  • Alberta Energy Regulatory UpdatePresentation
    Kirk Bailey, Alberta Energy Regulatory (AER)
  • Environmental Monitoring – Alberta UpdatePresentation
    Tim Jantzie, Alberta Environmental & Sustainable Resource Development

Conference Technical Sessions:

BC Session (presented by BCEIA & EMA of BC)

  • Regulatory and Assessment Challenges for High Moisture and Organic Content Soil in Northeast BCPresentation
    Tom Frkovich, SynergyAspen Environmental
  • Multi-Faceted Approach to Achieving Remedial Closure at an Active Rail YardPresentation
    Jason Christensen, Keystone Environmental
  • Siloxanes: Quantifying a New Emergent Pollutant in Water, Air and SoilPresentation
    Patrick Novak, CARO Analytical Services
  • Remedial Options to Excavation – Treating Groundwater Contaminants Using In-Situ, Bioremedation, Thermal, and Sparging ProcessesPresentation
    John Sankey, True Blue Technologies, Inc.

Oil Sands

  • Biological Degradation of Organic Compounds in OSPW with Microbial Community Indigenous to MFT- Presentation
    Mia Yu, University of Alberta
  • Successful Integration of Assessment, Remediation, Wetland Creation, and Reclamation of an In-Situ Oil Sands Pilot Plant on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range using GIS and Good PlanningPresentation
    Jason Hampson, Trace Associates
  • Using Collaborative Research and GIS Technology to Prove Natural Contaminants in the Alberta Oil Sands and in Alberta Grasslands Do Not Require RemediationPresentation
    Ron Sparrow, Trace Associates
  • Seepage from an Oil Sands Tailings Pond: Laboratory and Field InvestigationPresentation
    Ania Ulrich, University of Alberta


  • Decommissioning BC Hydro’s Heber River Dam: Regulatory Challenges and Practical Solutions during the Removal and Remediation of a remote Timber Crib Diversion Dam and Wood Stave PenstockPresentation
    Jeff Schmidt, Hemmera
  • Environmental Remediation of a Former Wood Treatment Facility -Cochrane, AlbertaPresentation
    Philippe Gingras, Biogenie
  • Asset Retirement : A Far Future Problem or a Near Future Reality?Presentation
    Darcy Cuthill, Tervita Dave Marks, Cenovus
  • Risk-based Prioritization of the Nuclear Legacy Liability Program at Chalk RiverPresentation
    Jerel Nelson, WorleyParsons


  • Large Scale Vapour Migration Control at an Active Calgary LandfillPresentation
    Marc Adams, BGC Engineering
  • Analysis of Elemental Sulphur in Surficial Alberta Soil Samples by HPLCPresentation
    Heather Lynn Lord, Maxxam
  • Thermal Desorption of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil – How to Successfully Use this TechnologyPresentation
    Cal Faminow, Ghostpine
  • Beneficent Implications on Admixture of ‘Biochar’ Carbons into Thermally-Treated SoilsPresentation
    Nick Platts, Nelson Environmental
  • A Strong Quality Program – Imperative to Environmental Remediation SuccessPresentation
    Willie McNeil, Stantec
  • Vapour Intrusion – Regulatory Framework and Case Law ReviewPresentation
    John Georgakopoulos, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers
  • The Future of Reclamation Careers in Canada’s Green EconomyPresentation
    Grant Trump, ECO Canada
  • Cost Effective Air Quality Management for Remediation Projects in Canada to meet Regulatory Compliance and Stakeholder Requirements- Presentation
    Ajeev Ramnauth, AECOM
  • Use of Tree Core and Stream Sampling as a Screening Tool to Track and Predict Occurrence of 1,4-Dioxane and Chlorinated Compounds in GroundwaterPresentation
    Mark Raybuck, Parsons
  • Dutch Point Wetland Restoration Initiative, Hampton, New BrunswickPresentation
    Tim Ryan, Fundy Engineering
  • Ex-situ Chemical Oxidation (EXCO®) – a Proven Sustainable Remediation AlternativePresentation
    Robert Martens, TAQA North
  • Depth Imaging-Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) Applications in Mapping Regions of Elevated Soil/Groundwater SalinityPresentation
    Gregory Kovacs, CH2M HILL Canada

Saskatchewan Research Council Perspective

  • Options Evaluation for Remediation of the Gunnar Site Using a Decision-Tree ApproachPresentation
    Dianne Allen, Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Assessment of Contaminated Soil in the Canadian Boreal Forest Using Standardized Toxicity TestingPresentation
    Mary Moody, Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Lessons Learned in Remediating Satellite Uranium MinesPresentation
    Dianne Allen, Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Using a Nuclear Reactor as a Remediation ToolPresentation
    Jeff Zimmer, Saskatchewan Research Council

Risk & Site Assessment

  • Evaluation of Alternative Approaches for Managing Risks of Salt Releases at Wetland SitesPresentation
    Doug Bright, Hemmera
  • Implementation of Site-Specific Ecotoxicological Data as One Line-of-Evidence in a Weight-of-Evidence Approach to Estimating Risk Associated with Petroleum Contaminated Soil and Deriving Site-Specific Remedial ObjectivesPresentation
    Gladys Stephenson, Stantec
  • A New Approach to an Old Problem – Chloride and Sulphate at the Former CN Irma LandfillPresentation
    Julie Burghardt, Golder Associates
  • Turbo-Charged Contaminated Site Management and Closure PlansPresentation
    Ken Lyon WorleyParsons
  • Achieving Regulatory Closure: The process of discharging environmental liability in AlbertaPresentation
    Paul Fuellbrandt, ATCO Electric
  • Guiding the Remediation Process: Using Ecotoxicity for Derivation of Site Specific Soil and Groundwater Targets LevelsPresentation
    Tereza Dan, Stantec
  • Simple Risk Assessments – How to Save on Remediation Costs and Obtain Site CertificationPresentation
    Mayson Abraham, Marquis Alliance


  • Surfactant Enhanced Soil Washing of Drilling Cuttings and Drilling Muds: Three Applied Case Studies, Argentina, Columbia, and Canada Bench Scale to Field Scale ApplicationsPresentation
    Bud Ivey, Ivey International
  • Impact of Peristaltic Pump Tubing type on Organic Analyte ConcentrationsPresentation
    Robert Hamel, AGAT Laboratories
  • In-Situ Remediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons – Combining Remedial TechniquesPresentation
    Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Environmental
  • Orphan Well Association – What Have We Learned?Presentation
    Pat Payne, Orphan Well Association
  • Surfactant Enhanced Soil Washing of 20,000 Tons of Bunker-C Contaminated Soil to Achieve Regulatory Clean-up Guidelines: Bench Scale to Full Scale – Applied Case StudyPresentation
    Bud Ivey, Ivey International
  • Sustainable In-situ Thermal RemediationPresentation
    Jay Dablow, ERM
  • A Field Study Comparing the Insitu Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons Using Activated Persulfate and Catalyzed PersulfatePresentation
    Rick McGregor, InSitu Remediation Services Ltd
  • Examples of Insitu Mixing for Mass Stabilization of Virgin and Contaminated Soil/SedimentPresentation
    Charles Wilk, ALLU Group


  • Phytoremediation of Weathered Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) and Metals in Soil and Groundwater at a Former Oil Refinery in OntarioPresentation
    Jola Gurska, Stantec
  • Sustainable GreenRemediation: PEPS (PGPR-Enhanced Phytoremediation Systems) Lower Petroleum and Salt Levels to Tier 1 Guideline Values and Diminish Soil ToxicityPresentation
    Bruce Greenberg, University of Waterloo
  • In-situ Phytoremediation of PCB Contamination Limited by Contaminant ConcentrationPresentation
    Jilczy Nelson-Mamani, TransCanada
  • Keys to Successful Phytoremediation – Site Selection Guidelines and Case StudiesPresentation
    Ben Poltorak, Earthmaster Environmental

Quebec Perspective

  • Remediation and Rehabilitation of Soil Impacted with High Soluble Salt Level through the Use of a Novel Soil AmendmentPresentation
    Jean Pare, Chemco
  • Exploiting the Benefits of Plant-Microbe Interactions for Remediation, Revegetation and Land ReclamationPresentation
    Charles Greer National, Research Council Canada
  • How to Minimize Cost for a Remote Clean-up and be SustainablePresentation
    Guillaume Bedard, LVM
  • Solution to Apply the Principles of Contaminated Sites and Soil Geostatistics: Analysis “On Site”Presentation
    Gael Plassart, Envisol


  • Biorestoration of Hydrocarbon Contaminated SoilsPresentation Monique Haakensen, Contango Strategies
  • Non-Emulsified Vegetable Oil Blend (CAP18®) for Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation: Case Study and Experimental EffortsPresentation
    Pamela Dugan, Carus Corporation
  • Improving Biorestoration of Impacted Sites Through Microbial Profiling (Metagenomics)Presentation
    Monique Haakensen, Contango Strategies
  • Benzene Removal by a Novel Modification of Enhanced Anaerobic BiostimulationPresentation
    Wenhui Xiong, Stantec

Brownfields / Urban

  • Combining Risk Management and Targeted In-Situ Remediation to Facilitate Brownfield RedevelopmentPresentation
    Stephanie Drake, WorleyParsons
  • Risk Assessment, Remediation and Redevelopment: A Brownfield Success Story in OshawaPresentation
    Tony Windsor, Franz Environmental
  • Pilot Scale Test for Beneficial Re-use of Contaminated SedimentPresentation
    Tanya Shanoff, Stantec Consulting
  • Remedial Methods for Mitigating Vapour Intrusion to High Density Urban DevelopmentsPresentation
    Peter Reid, Hemmera


  • Application of UAV Technology for Environmental Lifecycle MonitoringPresentation
    Dimitra Katsuris, UAV Geomatics
  • Field Application and Data Review of the Combined Membrane Interface Probe-Hydraulic Profiling Tool (MiHpt) SystemPresentation
    Dan Pipp, Geoprobe
  • Safe Soil Tester™ – An Innovative UK Technology for on-site detection of PAHs in soil – A Case StudyPresentation
    Edward Bell, Crown Bio
  • The Use of a Passive Vapour Sampling Network to Survey Chlorinated Colvent Distribution at a Complex SitePresentation
    Tadd Berger, PHH ARC Environmental


  • Dynamic Pulsed Injection for In-Situ Chemical TreatmentPresentation
    Bonnie Derksen, Waterline Resources Inc.
  • In Situ Chemical Oxidation Technical Developments – Catalyzed Persulfate for Groundwater and Soil RemediationPresentation
    Ashley Cedzo, Regenesis
  • Field Application of Passive Treatment of Chlorinated Solvents using Novel Sustained-Release Oxidant TechnologiesPresentation
    Grant Walsom, XCG Consultants
  • Proof-of-Concept Evaluation of Passive In-Situ Bioremediation of Cholrinated-Benzene Groundwater Contaminats Using Green TechnologyPresentation
    Kent Armstrong, BioStryke® Remediation Products LLC
  • Proof-of-Concept Pilot Test – Economic Verification of In-Situ PHC Remediation Under Site Biogeochemical Conditions at Former Air Force BasePresentation
    Kent Armstrong, BioStryke® Remediation Products LLC
  • A Practitioner’s Insight into Optimizing the In-Situ Performance of Chemical Oxidants and Reductants Using Advanced Delivery and Mapping TechniquesPresentation
    Gordon Bures, Frac-Rite Environmental
  • Column Tests to Assess Feasibility of Flushing Perchlorate from SoilPresentation
    Cindy Schreier, PRIMA Environmental

In-Situ Metals

  • Chemical Reduction processes for In Situ Soluble Metals Remediation and ImmobilizationPresentation
    Jean Pare, Chemco
  • The Use of Nonionic Surfactants for the Remediation of Heavy Metals and Bunker C from Contaminated Soil – Presentation Withheld Abdulrazaq Zubair, Memorial University
  • Assessment of the Mobility of Heavy Metals in the Unsaturated Zone at Small Arms Firing RangesPresentation
    Sylvie Brochu, National Defence

Interesting Locations

  • Arsenic Speciation, Mobility and Treatability at a Former Industrial Site In Edgewater, New JerseyPresentation
    David Winslow, GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.
  • Successful Response and Remediation of a Remote Crude Oil Release in the Canadian NorthPresentation
    Chaymie Hintz, Stantec
  • Case Study of the Remediation of an Abandoned Gold Mine in the Northwest Territories – Colomac MinePresentation
    Caitlin Moore, AECOM