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Bioavailability - Metals, Organics, and Use at Hazardous Waste Sites

Superfund Research Program

This Risk-e-Learning seminar series focused on the science and policy issues of incorporating bioavailability into risk and exposure assessments. Largely drawing from the successful SRP Bioavailability Workshop: "Assessing Bioavailability as a Determinant of Pollutant Exposure," held in Tampa, Florida (February 2008), the Web seminar series featured SRP researchers, EPA regulators, and NPL site engineers. The three-part series explored metals, organics, and case studies where the consideration of bioavailability has significantly affected decisions about site management.

First Session - Bioavailability of Metals seminar webpage , archived recordings
May 28, 2008; 2:00 - 4:00 pm EDT

  • Moderator: Aaron Yeow, Environmental Health Scientist, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, U.S. EPA
  • Presenter: Dominic Di Toro, Edward C. Davis Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware
  • Presenter: Nicholas Basta, Professor, Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Ohio State University

Second Session - Bioavailability of Organic Compounds: Methods and Case Studies seminar webpage , archived recordings
June 11, 2008; 2:00 - 4:00 pm EDT

  • Moderator: Karl Gustavson, Contaminated Sediment Liaison to U.S. EPA, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Presenter: Edward Neuhauser, Principal Environmental Engineer, National Grid
  • Presenter: Danny Reible, Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Third Session - Use of Bioavailability Information at Hazardous Waste Sites seminar webpage , archived recordings
June 18, 2008; 2:00 - 4:00 pm EDT

  • Moderator: Fred Pfaender, Professor of Environmental Microbiology, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Presenter: Mike Beringer, U.S. EPA Region VII toxicologist
  • Presenter: Mark Maddaloni, U.S. EPA Region II toxicologist

For more information, contact:

Heather Henry, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator, Superfund Research Program
Tel 984-287-3268
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