A Dillon team presented a poster at the Battelle Eighth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments, held on January 12-15. The presentation, “Canada-wide Marine and Freshwater Contaminated Sediment Studies” provided an overview of common sediment assessment approaches at federally-owned aquatic sites. It also described:
- Issues that affect sediment assessments.
- Three case studies of recent sediment assessments completed by the project team.
- Potential preferred practices for sediment evaluations at federal aquatic sites.
The presentation poster detailing sediment assessment frameworks, common issues, preferred practices for Canadian federal aquatic sites and case studies was presented by Dave Young and was prepared by Dave Young, Rob Willis, Renee Recoskie and Tony Walker (clockwise from top left).
Dave Young is an environmental scientist with over five years of experience in site investigations, remediation and reclamation of upstream oil and gas sites and transportation corridors.
Rob Willis is an associate and environmental scientist with over 20 years of experience in human health and ecological risk assessments and applied toxicology. He is a certified environmental practitioner of air quality protection and human and environmental health and safety.
Dr. Tony Walker is an associate and marine environmental scientist with over 22 years’ experience including environmental and ecological scientific research in the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as consulting for resource, government, construction and defence sector clients. He is a certified environmental professional with ECO-Canada and an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University.
Renee Recoskie is an environmental scientist with five years of experience in characterizing and assessing contaminated sites. She has been actively involved in coordinating and completing contaminated sediment studies in harbours and watersheds throughout Ontario.