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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

DAY ONE
 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
  
 12:00-12:30

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
   
 2:30-3:15

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
  

DAY TWO

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

 

SUPPORT FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY ENSR ITALIA AND THEOLAB

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