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Virtual Lunch & Learn

9/24/2020
When: Thursday, September 24th, 2020
From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (EDT/EST)
Where: Virtual - via Zoom videoconferencing
United States
Contact: Robin Robinson


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WCEE Lunch and Learn Series

An Update on Developments with PFAS

 

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s. PFOA and PFOS have been the most extensively produced and studied of these chemicals. Both chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning that they do not break down and they can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.

 

PFAS can be found in: 

  • Food packaged in PFAS-containing materials, processed with equipment that used PFAS, or grown in PFAS-contaminated soil or water.

  • Commercial household products, including stain- and water-repellent fabrics, nonstick products (e.g.,Teflon), polishes, waxes, paints, cleaning products, and fire-fighting foams (a major source of groundwater contamination at airports and military bases where firefighting training occurs).

  • Workplace, including production facilities or industries (e.g., chrome plating, electronics manufacturing or oil recovery) that use PFAS.

  • Drinking water, typically localized and associated with a specific facility (e.g., manufacturer, landfill, wastewater treatment plant, firefighter training facility).

 

Please join WCEE to hear a panel of experts who will discuss the latest developments at the federal and state levels to address and regulate PFAS.  

 

Speakers: 

Peter Grevatt – CEO, Water Research Foundation

Alan Roberson – Executive Director, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators

Amy Dindal – PFAS Program Manager, Battelle

 

Date: Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (EDT/EST)

Cost: $0 (WCEE members); $25 (non-members)
Venue: Via Zoom videoconferencing

Zoom Access Link: This link will be sent to participants after registration/closer to the event date. If do not receive, please reach out to Robin Robinson at rrobinson@wcee.org.

 

 

About our Speakers:

 

Peter Grevatt is CEO for the Water Research Foundation, which is headquartered in Denver, CO and also has offices in Alexandria, VA.  Peter has over 30 years of experience leading the implementation of public health and environmental protection programs, with significant focus on the water sector. Peter is leading the Foundation in delivering world-class research and innovation to drive integrated water resources management.  Prior to joining the Water Research Foundation, he was the Director of EPA's Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water. 

 

Alan Roberson is Executive Director of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA). ASDWA's members (the state and territorial drinking water agencies) are co-regulators under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He has over 29 years of experience in the development of drinking water policy and federal and state drinking water regulations. He and his staff work closely with EPA and the state and territorial drinking water agencies in the development and implementation of federal

drinking water regulations. He coordinates with his members to establish the policy direction on all federal water regulatory and security and preparedness issues, as well as manage the finances and strategic planning for ASDWA. He is also on the Board of Directors for Fairfax Water, the largest water system in Virginia, and serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Water Quality Supply Committee. He has a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.

 

Amy Dindal is the PFAS Program Manager for Battelle. She is responsible for coordinating and overseeing Battelle enterprise-capabilities and investments in PFAS including laboratory analyses, site characterization, treatment, and destruction. Prior to joining Battelle in 2002, Amy was a Research Scientist with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for 10 years. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Penn State University and has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2006.



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