From the Portland Harbor Partnership:
"Cleaning Up the Mud: Seeking Insights and Innovations from the Experience of Others
Portland, OR--Portland Harbor Partnership, a public-private partnership working to raise awareness of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site on the Willamette River and encourage everyone to have a voice in the future of the river, is holding its sixth event in the On the Waterfront education series. The lecture series highlights the critical role the Willamette River plays in the environmental, economic, cultural and recreational life of Oregonians. This event is open to the public and free to attend.
"WHAT: Natural Recovery, In-place Treatment, Capping and Dredging. We know that these are all ways to clean up contaminated mud at the bottom of a river, but how do they actually work? What innovations in cleanup methods have been developed? Have these new methods been used and tested at other river systems? Dr. Todd Bridges and Dr. Paul Schroeder from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers national research center in Vicksburg, Mississippi will share how these methods can be combined with innovative approaches to guide cleanup practices on future projects like Portland Harbor.
WHEN: June 14, 2012, 7:00–8:30 pm
WHERE: Mercy Corps Global Headquarters
45 SW Ankeny
WHO: Portland Harbor Partnership welcomes the following presenters:
"Dr. Todd S. Bridges, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS
Dr. Bridges is the U.S. Army’s Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science. He leads several initiatives, programs, and projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that are focused on improving the science and engineering applied to sediment management. He has served on numerous national peer review and advisory panels for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other organizations and has written and published extensively on the assessment and management of contaminated sediments.
"Dr. Paul R. Schroeder, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS
Dr. Schroeder specializes in design, implementation and analysis of the effectiveness of contaminated sediment remediation. He serves as the leader of the Engineer Research and Development Center’s Sediment Management Team and has provided technical support to federal agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for numerous contaminated sediment remediation projects over the last 30 years. He has co-authored technical guidelines for environmental dredging and dredged material evaluation and management.
"The Portland Harbor Partnership is a public-private partnership working in cooperation with Portland State University and Oregon State University to support a broad community outreach effort. The purpose of this outreach is to raise awareness about the Portland Harbor Superfund Site on the Willamette River and to encourage everyone to have a voice in the future of the river. The Portland Harbor Partners are potentially responsible parties and include Calbag Metals, EVRAZ Portland, Gunderson LLC, NW Natural, Oregon Department of State Lands, Port of Portland, Portland General Electric, Schnitzer Steel and Vigor Industrial. Additional information can be found at http://www.PortlandHarborPartnership.com"