Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey) will speak at a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) seminar hosted by the New Jersey Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) in Newark, New Jersey from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on February 26, 2019.
Seth's presentation will provide a technical overview of PFAS challenges, such as its incidence in the environment and the dynamic regulatory climate surrounding this emerging contaminant, among other related issues.
PFAS characterization and remediation is an area of technical expertise for Seth. She has extensive experience in evaluating and managing PFAS constituents and co-authored the first PFAS best practices guidance (National Ground Water Association 2018). She has worked to educate industry professionals on the unique challenges of characterizing and remediating PFAS and has provided technical advice to congressional and state staff on PFAS policy.
Seth is a Senior Geologist based in New Jersey with more than 25 years of professional experience focused on characterizing and remediating groundwater contamination. She specializes in leading multi-disciplinary teams to create innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex environmental challenges and communicating complex technical information to peers, clients, and the public.
The mission of the New Jersey Chapter of AHMP is to provide a New Jersey-based source for the recognition and advancement of professionals managing hazardous materials and hazardous waste, including the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and other related professional designations.
PFAS are a class of emerging contaminants which have properties that resist heat, water, and grease and reduce friction. Because of their unique chemistry, PFAS have been widely used in industrial and consumer products for the past 50 years, making them ubiquitous in the environment. The complexity of the mixtures, stability of the molecules and lack of retardation in groundwater make PFAS challenging to characterize and remediate. With the current Federal inaction, States are taking the lead on PFAS regulation, creating a patchwork of regulations and significant challenges for managing PFAS liabilities. At the same time, as sampling and analysis for PFAS has increased, so has the detection of these compounds - the more places that we look for PFAS in the environment, the more that we find them. Increasing detections of PFAS in water supplies and the environment have led to increased public concern and significant risks and liabilities for both the public and private sectors, including product liability, insurance coverage challenges, permitting requirements, and environmental remediation. This seminar will present a technical overview of PFAS challenges, including environmental occurrence, the unsettled regulatory landscape, characterization challenges, potential impacts to operations and remedial options.
About the event: http://www.ahmpnj.org/event-3275566.
About AHMP: http://www.ahmpnj.org/page-1129286
Learn more about Seth: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seth/strong>-kellogg-pg-8b30ab5/