Dr. Angela Liang Cutting to Present a GRACast Webinar June 11

Mitigating Vapors & Minimizing Legal Liabilities from Vapor Intrusion
GRACast Webinar – Wed., June 11 – 12:00-1:30pm Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-07:00)

Vapor intrusion (VI) evaluation, mitigation, regulatory negotiations and legal perspectives are constantly evolving. On Wednesday, June 11 (12:00-1:30pm PDT) Ms. Karen Nardi, Arnold and Porter, LLP and Dr. Angela Liang Cutting, PhD, PE, Roux Associates, Inc. will be presenting:

Mitigating Vapors & Minimizing Legal Liabilities from Vapor Intrusion

This GRACast will focus on the legal and engineering mitigation issues involved with VI from contaminated groundwater sites. See below for some of the discussions included in the 90-minute webinar.


Types of liabilities that are associated with vapor intrusion into indoor air in buildings, including obligation for groundwater cleanup, mitigation of indoor air conditions, and third party toxic tort type claims.
The differing interests of potentially responsible parties (PRPs), landlords, tenants, employers and building occupants.
A case study that focuses on recent developments in the Silicon Valley where EPA Region 9 has re-opened many of the federal Superfund sites and asked for a re-evaluation of vapor intrusion issues.
Some of the interesting policy and scientific questions involved in setting health-based standards for indoor air.
Kinds of advice lawyers can provide to clients in this rapidly evolving area of law, science and policy.

The approach relating to VI mitigation measures for a residential development in Silicon Valley.
How to succeed in implementing cost-effective vapor mitigation by communicating effectively across multiple disciplines regarding the VI mitigation system design and incorporating the system into the Building Plan and Schedule.
The different components of the mitigation system, including the:
Vapor Barrier;
Passive Sub-Slab Depressurization System;
Active Sub-Slab Vapor Extraction System; and
Sub-Slab Vapor Monitoring System.

The legal/regulatory setting; operation, maintenance, and monitoring of the system.

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Dr. Adam Love Presenting at the 23rd CAARI Conference

Dr. Adam Love, Principal Scientist, Roux Associates, will be presenting:

Incorporating Environmental Lines of Evidence into Nuclear and Criminal Forensics

Dr. Love is returning to the The Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI) as an experienced testifying expert to present on the practicalities of incorporating environmental lines of evidence into nuclear and criminal forensic applications. Having been on the research side of developing and applying new analytical methods, his presentation presents how environmental forensics approaches that determine source and timing can be critical is building multiple lines of evidence in support of nuclear and criminal forensic conclusions. His presentation also discusses the importance of having new methodologies published and peer reviewed in order to be able to withstand Daubert scrutiny in Federal Courts. Also discussed is the implication of the recent 9th Circuit ruling in City of Pomona v. SQM North America Corporation and how it is encouraging of the use of additional isotopic techniques for forensic applications.

CAARI will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX on May 25-30, 2014. Click here to learn more about the event.

Roux at RECon Las Vegas May 18-20, 2014 (Booth #401)

May 18 – 20, 2014: ICSC RECon
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Come by and visit Roux Associates at the Las Vegas, ICSC RECon – Booth #401.  Roux has extensive experience providing timely and cost-effective consulting services to the real estate industry, particularly at Brownfield sites.  Our use of strategic planning and negotiations during site redevelopment focuses on completing the redevelopment in minimal time—thereby saving costs—and produces a cleanup outcome that is consistent with the intended future use of a property—quickly turning the sites into revenue-producing developments.  Learn more about the event here.


Roux to Present at Battelle

May 19-22, 2014: Battelle’s Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

The Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds will be held May 19-22, 2014, in Monterey, California. The conference is presented and organized by Battelle. Attendance is expected to be 1,500 to 1,700 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms from more than 30 countries.

Roux Associates, Inc. will be participating in multiple presentations highlighting our innovative and knowlegable  remediation experience.  See below for a schedule of our appearances.

Monday, May 19, 2014:

Targeted Excavation and In Situ Chemical Reduction fo tthe Remediation of 1, 1, 1-Trichloroethane and Associated Daughter Products (Erin Palko, Principal Hydrogeologist & Tyler Schott, Senior Engineer)

In Situ Chemical Reduction of Recalcitrant Contaminants in a Low-pH / Elevated-Sulfate Pinelands Aquiger at a New Jersey Superfund Site (Tom Petterson, Principal Engineer & Tyler Schott, Senior Engineer)

Remediation and Pathway Exclusion Closure Strategy for a Mixed Plume (Timothy Adams, Principal Hydrogeologist)

Thursday, May 22, 2014:

Remediation of Commingled Groundwater Plume with LNAPL via Bioremediation and Soil Vapor Extraction / Air Bubbler System Operation (David Bligh, Project Engineer; Noelle Clarke, Principal Engineer & Glenn Netuschil, Senior Engineer)

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Stop by the Roux booth at the NYWEA Spring Technical Conference June 2-4, 2014

June 2-4, 2014: NYWEA Spring Technical Conference; Resilient Water Infrastucture and Facilities of the Future

The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) wil host the 2014 Spring Technical Conference and Exhibition on June 2-4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island, Hauppauge, NY.  This meeting is expected to attract over 300 registrants.  Make sure you stop by and visit the ENS team at the Roux booth.

Learn more about the conference by clicking on the logo below.