January 11, 2021

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Geosyntec Wins 2020 Outstanding Groundwater Remediation Award from National Groundwater Association

Geosyntec was awarded a 2020 Outstanding Groundwater Remediation Award for "Launch Ready! High-Resolution Site Characterization and the Expedited Remediation of a Multi-Acre Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compound Plume at NASA's Launch Complex 39B" from the National Groundwater Association (NGWA).

Geosyntec teamed with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to restore groundwater resources and protect sensitive aquatic habitats at Launch Complex 39B (LC39B), a National Historic Site located within the John F. Kennedy Space Center on the east coast of Florida. Geosyntec met the goal of remediating chlorinated volatile organic compound impacts in groundwater that had the potential to discharge to the sensitive habitat surrounding the 170-acre LC39B and completing the remediation before NASA's Artemis Program's Space Launch System missions began.

The Geosyntec NASA team was led by Jim Langenbach, PE, BCEE and Rebecca Daprato, Ph.D., P.E., and included Michael Burcham, P.E., Eric Sager, P.G., and David Sizemore, among many others.

NGWA awards, given annually, represent the highest quality in standards and business practices. Award recipients are recognized for outstanding contributions through service, innovation, research, safety, and outstanding projects of scientific and technological importance affecting the growth and well-being of the groundwater industry.

Founded in 1948, NGWA is a community of groundwater professionals working together to advance groundwater knowledge and the success of our members through education and outreach; advocacy; cooperation and information exchange; and enhancement of professional practices.

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About the award: https://www.ngwa.org/members/awards
About the project: https://www.geosyntec.com/projects/item/6032-launch-complex-39b
For more information about our work on this project: NASA's Launch Complex 39B
For consultation regarding groundwater remediation, contact Jim Langenbach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rebecca Daprato at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Learn more about Jim Langenbach: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/james-langenbach
Learn more about Rebecca Daprato: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/rebecca-daprato