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Identification and Assessment of Historical Subsurface Contamination:
An International Society of Environmental Forensics Workshop
Hilton, Milan, Italy
July 1-2, 2002

 8:00-8:30 Registration
Coffee & Continental Breakfast
 8:30-9:00 Welcome and Introduction
Paul T. Kostecki, Ph.D., AEHS, USA; and Claudio Viola, ENSR, Italy
 Session I: Technologies for Historical Contaminant Identification and Age Dating
 9:00-9:45 Overview of Historical Contaminant Identification (Forensics Techniques)
Robert D. Morrison, Ph.D., R. Morrison and Associates, USA
 10:00-10:45 Advanced Geochemical Techniques for Petroleum Hydrocarbon Source Identification and Age Dating
Hossein Alimi, Ph.D., Global Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry, Germany/USA
 10:45-11:00 Break
 11:00-12:00 Developments in the Use of Stable Carbon and Hydrogen Isotopes in Environmental Forensics
R. Paul Philp, Ph.D., D.Sc., University of Oklahoma, USA

Comparison of Italian and Internationally Accepted Contaminant Transport Models for Source Identification
Andrea Guerini, Giovanni Longoni, ENSR, Italy

 12:30-2:30 Lunch

 Session II:

Technologies for Contaminant Identification and Age Dating - Case Studies

Identification of Laboratory Biases in Analytical Data: How to Insure Scientific and Legally Defensible Test Results
Paolo Rossi Odello, Ph.D., Theolab, Italy

 3:15-4:00 Application of Soil Gas Investigations in Detecting Leaks in UST, AGST's and Continental Pipelines
Randy Golding, Ph.D., Tracer Research Corporation, Italy
 4:00-4:15 Break
 4:15-5:00 Forensic Investigation of Mercury Contamination at an Ancient Industrial Facility in Italy
Rudi Ruggeri, ENSR, Italy
 5:00-6:00 Impact of Chemical Diffusion, Volatilization and Biodegradation on the Interpretation of Analytical Data used for Contaminant Source Identification and Age Dating: Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Jim Dragun, Ph.D., The Dragun Corporation, USA
 6:00 Adjourn


Milan Italy

 Session III:

Legal Perspectives

 8:30-9:30 Use of Historical Contaminant Identification (Environmental Forensics) for Cost Allocation in the United States
Kevin C. Mayer, Esq., Steptoe and Johnson, LLP, USA
 9:30-10:30 Principles and Case Studies of Cost Allocation for Petroleum Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
Daniel B. Stephens, R.G., Ph.D., Daniel B. Stephens and Associates, USA
 10:30-10:45 Break
 11:00-12:30 Comparison of Italian and United States Environmental Legislation
Marco Pecile, ENSR, Italy; and Kevin C. Mayer, Esq., Steptoe and Johnson, LLP, USA
 12:30-2:30 Lunch
 Session IV: Regulatory Perspective
 2:30-3:00 European Countries Legislation on Contaminated Sites and Associated Liabilities
Francesa Quercia, ANPA, (National Environmental Protection Agency), Italy
3:00-3:30 Italian Regulatory Perspective for Cost Allocation of Potentially Responsible Parties
Sergio Sambri, Norton Rose, Italy
3:30-4:15 National Survey of Contaminant Sites: Status and Perspectives in Region Lombardia and Piemonte.
Roberto Canobio; Region Lombardia; Stefano Rigatelli, Region Piemonte, Italy
 4:15-4:30 Break
 Session V: Questions and Answer
 4:30-5:30 Panel Discussion on Historical Contaminant Identification (Environmental Forensic Techniques): Applications and Scientific and Legal Relevancy in the Real World
Panel Discussion with International Representatives
 6:00 Adjourn



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